Welcome to our newly elected Council members
by Brighton Council
Our newly elected Council was officially sworn in on 8 November 2022, with family and friends in attendance. Council welcomed back Mayor Leigh Gray, Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran, Cr Aaron De La Torre, Cr Peter Geard, Cr Tennille Murtagh and Cr Phil Owen.
A very warm welcome was extended to three new councillors. Cr Greg Irons is well-known in the community as the owner of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Bonorong has a focus on programs to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife, as well as environmental education.
Cr John McMaster has lived in Bridgewater with his family for over 20 years and is a small business owner. Cr Michael Whelan is a long-term Brighton resident with a background in strategic and local area planning, residential home building, business ownership and civil construction.
Cr Wayne Garlick, Cr Moya Jeffries and Cr Jessica Whelan were thanked for their dedicated service and contributions as councillors. Wayne served Brighton for over 18 years and has given his time for many community services over the years, including the Tasmanian Ambulance Service. Moya retired after 15 years on Council. She has been a strong supporter of the Bridgewater PCYC, JRLF Senior School and School Farm. Jessica retires after a four-year term and steps down as her husband Michael steps up as one of our new councillors.
We wish the new Council all the best for the next four years.