Councillors

The Shire of Pingelly is currently served by eight Elected Members including the President.  

Cr William Mulroney ESM - Shire President

Phone: 0427 871 191
Email: crmulroney@pingelly.wa.gov.au

Term Expires 2023

Council & External Committees:

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer Performance Review Committee
  • Central Country Zone of WALGA
  • Hotham-Dale Regional Road Sub-Group
  • Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Committee
  • Development Assessment Panel
  • Shires of Pingelly and Wandering Joint Local Emergency Management Committee
  • Pingelly Somerset Alliance

Jack of all trades, master of none…is how I could describe my working life.  Born and raised in country Queensland, I’ve worked on the family farm, served as a police officer, held various roles at a meat works and even owned and operated two milk runs.    I met my wife, Lorraine, in Queensland who originated from Pingelly, so in 1984, we moved back to her home town with our three, school-aged sons, where I worked with my brother-in-law on a mushroom farm.

In 1986, the then CEO of the Shire offered me a job as a loader operator.
From there I went on to grader operator, town maintenance, finance officer and customer service officer, retiring in 2004.   
I nominated for Council the following year and have been just as busy in retirement, volunteering on various boards and committees.  I’ve been Local Manager of the Pingelly State Emergency Service Unit since 1984, and Chairperson for several years of the State Advisory Committee representing the State Emergency Service Volunteers on their Advisory Committee to The Minister for Emergency Services.

I’ve always been passionate about the community and share the same vision as many of the CEOs I’ve worked with.  Pingelly has a great future being a short distance from Perth and attractive to outsiders looking for a change.   To optimise how the Council can best support residents, businesses and visitors, community consultation is vital to understand what’s needed, now and into the future.

Cr Jackie McBurney - Deputy President

Phone: 0427 944 456

Email:  crmcburney@pingelly.wa.gov.au 

Term Expires 2025

Council & External Committees:

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Pingelly/Wandering Joint Local Emergency Management Committee
  • Pingelly Youth Network
  • Pingelly Early Years Network
  • Pingelly Somerset Alliance
  • Pingelly Community Wellbeing Plan Working Group 

When I was a young child, my sister and three brothers and I migrated to Australia from England with our parents travelling by sea on SS Himilaya.  We settled in Brookton, where Dad worked for a local farmer.  I went to primary school in Brookton and Boarding High School in Perth.  I attained my Teaching Degree as a mature-aged student and have taught in the Kimberley region, Singapore, Corrigin and Pingelly.  I became Deputy Principal at Pingelly District High School before becoming Principal at Kondinin, East Narrogin, Corrigin, and finally retiring from Brookton.  I still do some relief teaching and am a qualified celebrant for weddings and funerals, which I find very rewarding.  It is an honour to be a part of such important occasions.

I nominated for Council in 2017 because I want to give back to our community, promote tourism and encourage business development opportunities to establish a thriving business community.  This will bring essential services to the town, supporting local residents and encouraging further business investment.  In addition, I see opportunities in youth development and community health for Pingelly and currently sit on several Council external committees representing the Shire in these areas.  With a bit of extra time in semi-retirement, I enjoy reading, crocheting and sewing and recently embarked on a patchwork project.  I love playing lawn bowls, and given I was never a sporty person; I look forward to improving my game with more practice.

Cr Karmvir Singh

Phone: 0457 680 994

Email: crsingh@pingelly.wa.gov.au 

Term Expires 2025

Council & External Committees:

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Pingelly Tourism Group

I grew up as the responsible eldest son in a traditional Indian family. I was inculcated with values of responsibility, fair judgement and non-prejudice from an early age. I was a member of the Rashtriya Swamsewak Sangh (RSS) which further confirmed the eternal discipline and ethics that form the very essence of my day-to-day life. I started my vocational career as a Boilermaker, working for global brands as Yamaha Motorcycle, a career which I pursued for over a quarter of a century.

I represented my co-workers as an active member of the Employees Union in India before later immigrating to Australia in 2009. I am family oriented and focused on the global good. Residents of Pingelly have known me for over half a decade as the publican and an active pro - Pingelly activist that always raises his voice for the local issues and ongoing improvement of the Shire.

I always try to symbolise the ideal immigrant who amalgamates his heritage upbringing and his desire to contribute to the Australian Community as a constructive and critical thinker. I look forward to doing my best for making Pingelly the place to be on the global tourism map in years to come.

 

Cr Bryan Hotham

Phone: 0477 004 157

Email: crhotham@pingelly.wa.gov.au 

Term Expires 2025

Council & External Committees:

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Bush Fire Advisory Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer Performance Review Committee
  • Development Assessment Panel
  • Pingelly Tourism Group

I'm the eldest of five children, with one brother and three sisters.  We were born on a farm in Bullaring and attended Primary school in Yearling. After High School in Narrogin I went back to the farm.  I became a pilot in the early 70s, flying out of Carnarvon on charter work.  This experience led me to work in Jandakot and to an Instructor’s Rating to help others gain their wings.  From this I moved to central Victoria, where I owned and operated restaurants and cafes, culminating in works at the Lake House in Daylesford.  In retirement, I enjoy restoring old furniture and staying active as a volunteer.

I’ve always been a people person and thoroughly enjoy participating in my community.   That's why I'm a member of the Pingelly Men's Shed, Tourism Group, and Friends of Pingelly Railway Station.  It keeps me out there, working alongside others who work for the community.  Having belonged to these groups for some time, and still wanting to be more involved, I nominated for and was successful in becoming a Shire Councillor.

Our people and our town are very important to me, and I am genuinely interested in all parts of Council operations.   Pingelly has a bright future with fabulous events, activities and developments planned in the coming months and years.    

Cr Anthony Oliveri

Phone: 0499 795 792

Email: croliveri@pingelly.wa.gov.au 

Term Expires 2023

Council & External Committees:

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Hotham-Dale Regional Road Sub-Group
  • Development Assessment Panel

I don’t watch much TV… That’s what some people think when I mention I have eight kids.  Ranging from 23 years old to under 2, they keep my wife, Sharon, and I very busy.  To add to that craziness, we own and operate the Pingelly IGA, which we purchased four years ago when we moved to town. 

I grew up in the southern suburbs of Perth and have fond memories of helping my grandmother in her Deli when I was young.  My working history has always been in retail.  Spending 15 years at Woolworths prepared me well for owning the IGA.   Getting to know so many people in our community motivated me to nominate for Council as I hear what’s important to them, and therefore want to represent those voices in Council decision-making.

Family-oriented, I am interested in projects that benefit our youth and promote outdoor recreation.  I was an avid supporter of the Memorial Park rejuvenation, and I'd like to see improvements made to the skate park and perhaps the establishment of a 'pump' track (for bikes), to create an enjoyable youth precinct in town.

Speaking of bikes, I love watching Moto GP racing, and while I own a motorbike, I don't get to ride it as often as I'd like.  I'm kept busy taking kids to sports and other group activities, managing our business and in my downtime, enjoying relaxing with my family at home.

Cr Peter Wood

Phone: 0427 968 452

Email: crwood@pingelly.wa.gov.au

Term Expires 2025

Council & External Committees:

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Development Assessment Panel
  • WALGA Centra Country Zone Committee 

I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Bridgetown and moved to Pingelly in 1976 with my wife, Catie, and raised our three daughters here.  Catie and I were business owners in town for over 30 years.  Now I am semi-retired, occasionally driving an escort vehicle for oversize loads.  I love lawn bowls and am an avid member of the Pingelly Bowling Club.    Our daughters live in Perth and Tallarook, Victoria, with their own families and children, giving us 6 grandkids.  Recently I drove all the way to Tallarook to see our daughter and family after COVID restrictions were lifted.  It was so good to see them after 3.5 years. 

This is my second term as a Councillor after being re-elected in 2020.  I nominated because I want to develop the town further and support the community my wife and I have belonged to for over 45 years.  I enjoy all aspects of Council business and look forward to monitoring future projects and opportunities planned for Pingelly.  

Cr Peter Narducci AFSM. JP

Phone:  0417 953 386

Email: crnarducci@pingelly.wa.gov.au 

Term Expires 2023

Council & External Committees:

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Bush Fire Advisory Committee
  • Pingelly Tourism Group
  • Pingelly Youth Network

When my grandfather arrived in Fremantle after travelling by ship from Italy in 1926, he was offered employment in Pingelly, and the rest is history.  I was born here and growing up in Pingelly alongside my brother and two sisters was undoubtedly an adventure because we made our own fun.   My wife, Stella, and I raised our two children, Natalie and Paul, in Pingelly and have been involved in numerous businesses over the years, including real estate, the local Drive-In Theatre, and a multi-faceted fruit and vegetable market. 

In 1975, I joined the Fire Services and am still an active member of the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and the Bush Fire Brigade.

I nominated for Council because, having lived here and been involved in different businesses, I saw many things I could assist in developing strategies.  For example, I want to be involved in developing Pingelly's business enterprise, inspiring our youth to consider volunteering, and providing support services for the elderly, to name a few.

The future of Pingelly looks fabulous.  There is a very positive vibe in the community and one that I am very proud of and want my family to continue to be a part of.

Following the resignation of Cr Kacey Camilleri in June 2022, one Councillor position will be vacant until the election in October 2023.