The Cloncurry Shire Council comprises four Councillors and one Mayor. Council's current elected members were appointed for Council in April 2016 and will serve a four-year term.
Left to right: Councillor Dane Swalling, Councillor Damien McGee, Mayor Gregory Campbell, Councillor Vicky Campbell, Councillor Brad Rix.
Mayor Gregory Campbell
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Mayor Greg Campbell proudly calls Cloncurry home and was first elected as Mayor in 2016.
Councillor Campbell has vast Council experience having previously been a Councillor for a term between 2004 and 2008 and Deputy Mayor from 2008 to 2012.
Mayor Campbell and wife, Ana have three children. Cr Campbell and his family operate a beef cattle business.
Mayor Campbell attended the local Cloncurry State School until grade 12 and was a school captain in 1992. On completion of grade 12, he began an apprenticeship with NORQEB (now known as Ergon Energy) as an electrician.
Working in various technical and managerial roles during his time with Ergon, Greg's area of responsibility covers Mt Isa to Hughenden.
Involvement in community groups has been a passion for Councillor Campbell with most recent involvement as Treasurer of the Cloncurry Football Club, coach of the junior players and is involved in the Cloncurry Fish Stocking Group. Greg has had past involvement in the Rotary Club of Cloncurry being president in 2005 and was also a member of the Cloncurry Merry Muster Committee.
Mayor Campbell is committed to ensuring the Council's spending is cost-effective and that local businesses are supported. Sealing of rural roads and improving the town's water supply will also continue to be a priority of Cr Campbell's.
Deputy Mayor Dane Swalling
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Deputy Mayor Dane Swalling is proud to be a Cloncurry local, having lived here his whole life.
Councillor Swalling is following a proud family tradition of being involved in Local Government and is extremely thrilled to have been elected to work for the community of Cloncurry.
After completing a plumbing apprenticeship locally, Dane progressed to establishing his own Plumbing Business and provides a service for Cloncurry and surrounding districts. The flexibility of owning his own business provides an enhancement to his role as Councillor as he is able to organise his time to fulfil both roles.
Councillor Swalling is married with children and has always supported a wide variety of community groups through his business and personally.
Councillor Swalling is passionate about the Cloncurry Shire and the lifestyle it provides.
During his time on Council, Councillor Swalling is eager to ensure that locals come first in all opportunities that the council provides.
Councillor Brad Rix
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Councillor Brad Rix moved to Cloncurry in 2011 with his wife and two children moved to take the position of Senior Sergeant in Charge of the Police Station. Wife Heidi is the Sergeant in Charge of the Cloncurry PCYC.
Councillor Rix has been apart of the Queensland Police Service for 25 years.
Councillor Rix and family enjoy living in Cloncurry because of the relaxed, safe and secure lifestyle and the opportunity to really get involved in the community.
Since being in Cloncurry, Brad has been involved in a number of community groups and committees. Councillor Rix has been a player, coach and vice president for the Cloncurry Eagles Rugby League Club, he has been coach for the Under 7's Cloncurry Bulls Junior Rugby League, Committee member of the Cloncurry PCYC, member of the Cloncurry Australia Day Awards Committee, member of the Cloncurry Showgirls judging panel and Cloncurry Show Committee member. Councillor Rix is also the media officer for the Cloncurry CATS Triathlon Club.
Councillor Damien McGee
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Councillor Damien McGee was born and raised in Cloncurry, completing his education at the Cloncurry State School.
Upon the completion of high-school, Councillor McGee completed a Certificate in Engineering and Construction and later a further three trades in Electrical, Telecommunications, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning. All of his training was completed in Cloncurry, this helped Damien understand the importance of having those opportunities available in Cloncurry.
Councillor McGee went on to work for the Cloncurry Shire Council, firstly as an electrician then onto Trades Foreman and then as the Water and Sewerage Foreman. In 2003 Councillo0r McGee started his own Electrical and Refrigeration Company. Councillor McGee employs 15 staff and proudly sponsors many of Cloncurry's sporting and social events.
Councillor McGee has extensive knowledge in the Council's assets and intends to bring his knowledge and experience to support the Cloncurry townships vision for the future. Councillor McGee's focus, during his term, includes, ensuring locals have a preference for employment, providing local business development and opportunities, kerbing and sealing of town streets, town beautification, improvements to town water mains, stormwater drainage and sewerage upgrades.
Councillor Vicky Campbell
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Councillor Vicky Campbell was elected to Council in April 2016.
The volunteer committees, facilities, events and especially the people are what make the Cloncurry Shire a standout for her. Councillor Vicky feels the spirit of community is the lifeblood of Cloncurry. Having raised and educated seven children here with her husband over the last 30 years, Councillor Vicky Is a proud local.
From her employment as a mail contractor delivering post to a large number of rural residents across the Shire, Councillor Vicky knows firsthand the importance of a good working relationship between both the rural and town ratepayers of the Shire.
Councillor Vicky has great involvement with Councils Community Development Team delivering events and activities to engage the community and enhance the Cloncurry lifestyle.
Councillor Vicky is an active member of Councils Audit and Risk Committee, the Community Advisory Network, the Councillor Representative on the Local Business Network and is also the Councillor Tourism Representative. It is with this knowledge of hard work and community unity that Councillor Vicky works to build and progress the Shire of Cloncurry.