Cowra Shire elects nine Councillors for a 4-year term to direct Council's affairs in line with the Local Government Act. Their decisions direct local policy and the distribution of Council funds. Their responsibility to the electorate is to ensure Council's policies and objectives are consistent with its broader vision and obligations to the community. Please note, due to a resignation, there are currently eight Councillors.

Speak to a Councillor 

Councillors are available to listen to residents' concerns and represent those concerns to Council.  Each Councillor has areas of particular expertise and interest and they all participate in a number of Council committees and meetings. Individual Councillors can be contacted on any matter through the Council by phoning (02) 6340 2000

Click on each Councillor's name below to find out more about them.

Bill West


  • Telephone0429 990 085
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  • ProfileCouncillor Bill West believes his role as Mayor is to build a better community for groups of all ages and backgrounds.

Judi Smith

Deputy Mayor

  • Telephone0400 450 332
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  • ProfileCouncillor Judi Smith wants to encourage more jobs in the Cowra region so locals can remain local.

Bruce Miller


  • Telephone0427 300 144
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  • ProfileCr Miller has a keen interest in all aspects of Council activities, is passionate about the Cowra community being developed and promoted to its full potential

Ray Walsh


  • Telephone0429 423 548
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  • ProfileCouncillor Ray Walsh is an active community member and believes in extending the Cowra Legacy.

Kevin Wright


  • Telephone0428 434 877
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  • ProfileCouncillor Kevin Wright retains a strong interest in Rural affairs and has a keen interest in economic development activities.

Peter Wright


  • Telephone0429 326 067
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  • ProfileCouncillor Peter Wright is committed to the economic, social and environmental sustainability for our future generations.