Council and Councillors

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Council Structure
Senior Management
Former Mayors and Councillors
State and Federal Representatives


Cr Scott Ferguson (Mayor)
Cr Allan Ewin (Deputy Mayor)
Cr Geoff Braddon OAM
Cr David Kingham
Cr Shane Oates
Cr Kevin Radburn
Cr David Somervaille

Local Government elections are usually held every four years.  It is compulsory for all residents within the Council area to vote if their names appear on the electoral roll.  Non-resident property owners may vote if they make application for their names to be included on a non-residential roll.

Blayney Council consists of seven Councillors who equally represent the entire Local Government Area, with the last election held on 8 September 2012. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are nominated and elected annually by their fellow Councillors.

Councillors are required to lodge details twice annually of Political Donations and Electoral Expenditure  which are published on the Electoral Commission NSW website.

Councillors are always happy to hear from members of the community about issues of interest and concern.


Cr Geoff Braddon OAM

As a lifetime resident of Carcoar, Geoff Braddon was one of first elected members of the newly constituted Blayney Shire Council in 1978. Cr Geoff Braddon has continued as a Councillor throughout the years, only taking one term off during his service. He has also served as Deputy Mayor from 1984-87 and for a short period in 2001. As at 2016, he has served a total of 32 years in local government.

In recognition of service to the Australia Army Reserve as CQM Sgt, Alpha Company, Royal NSW Regiment, Cr Geoff Braddon was awarded with an Order of Australia Medal on 10 June 1991.  As a current member and past long serving Lyndhurst RSL Secretary, Cr Braddon is a respected community leader.

Geoff has dedicated his life to serving the community for Blayney Shire Council and associated organisations and forums, having served on more than 25 Council Committees as Chair or Council representative.  Geoff established the Carmanhurst Military Museum in Carcoar and was Trustee of the Carcoar School of Arts from 1969 – 2016. He continues to be a Council delegate and the current Chair for Upper Macquarie County Council. He is also a Council delegate and past Chair of Central Tablelands Water.  He is the current Chair of the Council Cemeteries Committee with a passion for history and ANZAC cultural heritage.

Geoff Braddon OAM
Phone: 02 6367 3139
Fax: 02 6367 3139
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Cr Allan Ewin

Cr Allan Ewin has served two terms from 2008 on Blayney Shire Council - the first term as a Councillor and currently serving in his second term as Deputy Mayor. The Ewin family have lived in the Blayney Shire for over six generations as graziers.

Cr Ewin is an active member of the Cultural Centre Working Group and Towns and Villages Council Committee as Chairman where his passion for business development and tourism has been a valuable asset to both committees.  Cr Ewin is well-known community ambassador, as a long-term member within Blayney Rotary Club, A & P Association and the Blayney Health Council.  He is currently the Council delegate of the Bushfire Management and Liaison committee.  

Allan Ewin
Phone: 02 6366 5096
Fax: 02 6366 5026
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Cr Scott Ferguson

Cr Scott Ferguson has served on Blayney Shire Council since 1999 as a Councillor, interim Mayor in 2008 and elected as Mayor 2012 for the current term.  Cr Ferguson and his family have made Blayney their home.  As a successful local business, Ferguson Plumbing is owned and operated by Scott and his wife Michelle – a good example for aspiring business owners of what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

Cr Ferguson is a current member of the Blayney Rotary Club and Director of Skillset Apprenticeship and Training Organisation.  His passion for community development and economic growth has been evident throughout the years as the towns and villages continue to thrive.   As Mayor, he led the Council and the community through the challenges of Fit for the Future and the current merger proposal with Cabonne and Orange City Councils.  His strategic leadership skills have inspired the Council body and as a result, Blayney Shire Council is united and very positive.

Scott Ferguson
Phone: 02 6368 2221 or 0418 637 828
Fax: 02 6368 2359

Cr David Kingham

Cr Kingham has served on Blayney Shire Council as a Councillor for two terms from 1987-1991 and 2012 to the present day.  During this time, Cr Kingham has been an active member of Council with a keen interest in sports and recreation, parks and community infrastructure.  Cr Kingham and his family are graziers in the local Blayney area, making it their home for many years.

Cr Kingham is a Council delegate of the Upper Macquarie County Council and is Chair of the Blayney Sports Council.  He is currently the honourable Secretary of the NSW Farmers Association, Blayney Branch.

David Kingham
Phone: 02 6367 5110                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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Cr Shane Oates

Cr Oats has served on Blayney Shire Council since 2012. Mr Oates currently works in Bathurst as a statutory assistant at the state government run Lands and Property Information offices. He has also worked in the public service for the past nine years with agencies such as the Department of Community Services and Ageing, Homecare and Disability.

Shane Oates

Phone: 02 63684262                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Cr Kevin Radburn

Cr Radburn has served on Blayney Shire Council for two consecutive terms, one as Deputy Mayor from 2008-2012 and currently as Councillor from 2012.  Before taking on his role as a Councillor, Cr Radburn was an employee at Blayney Shire Council Treatment Works.

The Radburn family own and operate one of the region’s most unique accommodation businesses called Neville Siding in the picturesque village of Neville, which features refurbished train carriages from yesteryear.  As the current Chair of the Flood Plan Risk Management committee, Chair of the Traffic Committee and Treasurer of the Lee Hostel Board in Blayney, Cr Radburn is a valuable community leader.

Kevin Radburn
Phone: 02 6368 8599
Fax: 02 6368 8513

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Cr David Somervaille

David and his wife, Karen, live on Newbridge Road.  They run the function centre known as Athol Gardens, as well as an Angus cattle breeding business on the property.  David and Karen have 4 daughters:  Mia lives and works in Blayney, Hannah lives in Melbourne; Veronica was recently married in Millthorpe and now lives in Berry and Ella lives in Sydney.
David has been a resident in the district since 1972.  He has commuted to Sydney for his practice as a corporate and finance lawyer, but now works almost exclusively from Athol.

David Somervaille
Phone: 02 6368 2639
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State and Federal Representatives


Federal Member for Calare - The Hon. Andrew Gee MP

Electorate Office 1

1/179a Anson Street
PO Box 673

Telephone:  (02) 6361 7138
Fax:             (02) 6362 3480

Electorate Office 2 

85 Keppel Street
PO Box 54

Telephone:   (02) 6331 0524
Fax:              (02) 6331 2561    

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Ph: (02) 6277 2150
Fax: (02) 6277 8483

State Member for Bathurst -  Paul Toole, MP

Electorate Office     

Suites 1 and 2
229 Howick Street

Telephone:  (02) 6332 1300
Fax:             (02) 6332 1900
Ministerial Office

The Hon. Paul Toole, MP
52 Martin Place
GPO Box 5341

Ph: (02) 8574 7000
Fax: (02) 9339 5552


Council Structure

Blayney Shire Council's internal structure is divided between four Divisions: Executive Services, Corporate Services, Infrastructure Services and Planning & Environmental Services. Council employs approximately 98 staff located at its Administration Centre, Council's depot and CentrePoint Sport & Leisure.

Senior Management

Blayney Shire Council Structure

Last modified: 24 Jul 2017

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Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104
Facsimilie: (02) 6368 3290

Council opening hours:
Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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