Your Council About Council History
The 1st July 2011 marked a significant milestone in the development of the region with the amalgamation of the City of Geraldton-Greenough and the Shire of Mullewa to form the City of Greater Geraldton.
The new entity has 56 localities and seven wards: Port, Hills, Chapman, Champion Bay, Tarcoola, Willcock, and Mullewa Wards, with two councillors representing each ward.
From 1st July until local government elections were held on 15th October 2011, the City of Greater Geraldton was looked after by a ‘caretaker’ council made up of five commissioners.
The Minister for Local Government, Hon John Castrilli, endorsed the appointment of former City of Geraldton-Greenough Councillors Ian Carpenter and Neil McIlwaine and former Shire of Mullewa Councillors Nino Messina and Barbara Thomas as commissioners. The well regarded and highly respected Ron Yuryevich, Mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is the independent chairperson.
Tony Brun, former CEO of the City of Geraldton-Greenough, remained as CEO of the City of Greater Geraldton.
Mullewa retained an office with Tom Hartman as District Manager and a Community Advisory Committee made up of local people to help councillors keep in touch with the community.