Mayor and Councillors

Fiona Argyle
Mayor
Fiona Argyle
Term ends 21 October 2023
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0418 782 628
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9273 3500
Hengameh Amiry
Councillor
Hengameh Amiry
Coastal Districts Ward
Strickland Street, Mt Claremont WA 6010
Term ends 18 October 2025
Councillor Amiry has lived with her family in the City of Nedlands coastal ward for 10 years. She has two children currently at university. Originally trained as a chemical engineer, Councillor Amiry has worked 25 years in the...Read more
Kerry Smyth
Councillor
Kerry Smyth
Coastal Districts Ward
7 Norfolk Rise, Mount Claremont WA 6010
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0417 816 728
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9384 2122
Term ends 18 October 2025
Kerry has been a City of Nedlands resident for over 25 years. With a professional career in Mapping and Land information, Kerry has now served as a Councillor for 8 years. Kerry believes the major challenge in managing our urban...Read more
Leo McManus
Deputy Mayor
Leo McManus
Coastal Districts Ward
48 Adderley Street, Mount Claremont WA 6010
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0417 414 951
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9383 1015
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9338 3101
Term ends 21 October 2023
Cr McManus’s was first elected in 2011 and was educated at St Joseph's Convent Southern Cross and at Aquinas College. He has five children, with his youngest daughter just having completed her high school education at John XXIII...Read more
Fergus Bennett
Councillor
Fergus Bennett
Dalkeith Ward
133 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009
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0423 046 216
Term ends 21 October 2023
Noel Youngman
Councillor
Noel Youngman
Dalkeith Ward
1 Colin Street, Dalkeith
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0427 964 074
Term ends 18 October 2025
Originally from the wheatbelt, Noel has had an ongoing connection with Nedlands since 1984 through family and extended family, eventually purchasing a house in Dalkeith in 2009. Noel is keen to help overcome the burden of the...Read more
Andrew Mangano
Councillor
Andrew Mangano
Dalkeith Ward
51 Minora Road, Dalkeith 6009
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0400 899 210
Term ends 21 October 2023
Andrew attended the University of Western Australia and completed his Engineering degree in 1985. Since then Andrew has worked in both the public and private sector and has been self-employed since 2006. Andrew has lived in...Read more
Blane Brackenridge
Councillor
Blane Brackenridge
Melvista Ward
52 Viking Road, Dalkeith WA 6009
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0400 941 340
Term ends 18 October 2025
Elected on Saturday 16 October 2021 for a 4 year term. I am passionate about: 1. Creating a leading sustainable green city with the preservation of amenity for people, bushland, tree canopies, rivers, oceans, parks; 2. Smarter...Read more
Rebecca Coghlan
Councillor
Rebecca Coghlan
Melvista Ward
37 Bulimba Road, Nedlands WA 6009
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0420 717 866
Term ends 21 October 2023
Rebecca has been a resident of Nedlands for 52 years and brings insight, enthusiasm and energy to the role of councillor. Rebecca has good knowledge of the various issues affecting residents. The newly gazetted Local Planning...Read more
Rajah Senathirajah
Councillor
Rajah Senathirajah
Melvista Ward
57 Mountjoy Road, Nedlands WA 6009
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0411 093 035
Term ends 21 October 2023
Rajah and his family have lived in Nedlands for over 30 years. His 3 daughters attended local schools, before graduating from the University of Western Australia. A professional accountant, Rajah comes to the Council with...Read more
John Wetherall
Councillor
John Wetherall
Hollywood Ward
4A Dalkeith Road, Nedlands WA 6009
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0402 784 918
Term ends 21 October 2023
Councillor Wetherall has been active in local government for about 10 years. His main aims have been to focus on cost-effective, high-quality services to ratepayers and electors and to respect ratepayers’ property rights in their...Read more
Ben Hodsdon
Councillor
Ben Hodsdon
Hollywood Ward
45 Meriwa Street, Nedlands WA 6009
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0412 000 359
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9386 5313
18 October 2025
Ben Hodsdon has lived in Perth for over 45 years and in Nedlands for 20. He has taught at WAIT in the Aboriginal Bridging unit and in England. He is currently employed in a local high school teaching Mathematics and coordinates...Read more
Hollywood Councillor
Councillor
Hollywood Councillor
Hollywood Ward
Nedlands
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0408 959 452
18 October 2025
Hello, I am Olinka Combes, a mum to two young children and 18 years of private and state government property sector experience with expertise in negotiation, commercial advisory, financial management and customer experience. I...Read more