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Portrait of Russell WebbRussell Webb

Mayor

Councillor Russell Webb was elected to his first term as Tamworth Region Mayor on 5 January, 2022. 

He started his career in local government in 1991 when elected to the former Parry Shire Council. He has served continuously on Tamworth Regional Council since it was formed by amalgamation 17 years ago in 2004. He previously served two terms as deputy mayor from 2010 to 2016. 

Cr Webb wants to continue to see the Tamworth region move towards a prosperous future through actions which ensure a vibrant and growing economy while not losing sight of the basics. “Our community wants our region to thrive with existing businesses being able to grow and create new jobs while new ventures are attracted to invest and establish here,” he said.  

“At the same time Council must support community groups and their volunteers in the important work they do to improve our region.”  

Building a safe, strong and resilient community is also a priority for Councillor Webb. It has helped drive his involvement with the Tamworth Region Crime Prevention Working Group for many years, support for creating new business opportunities in the local community and advocacy for improved water security in the Peel Valley both through the construction of the new larger Dungowan Dam and other measures such as making use of emerging technologies to treat water for industrial use.  

A carpenter by trade, Cr Webb has been self-employed for the past 8 years running a mixed faming property at Winton on the western outskirts of Tamworth. Previous to that he was an inspector and manager with WorkCover NSW for 33 years as well as being a part-time Building and Construction teacher with TAFE NSW for 18 years. 

His community interests include more than 40 years as a Rural Fire Service Volunteer. He is also a current member of the South Tamworth Lions Club and the NSW Farmers Association. 

He is a current serving board member of North West Local Land Services (appointed in 2019) and Oxley Community Transport. 

Contact Details

“Yarraman”
277 Macumba Lane
Winton/Duri
Phone: 0429 777 133
Email: r.webb@tamworth.nsw.gov.au


Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons Return 2021-22 - Cr Russell Webb (PDF 1.8MB)

 

Portrait of Mark RoddaMark Rodda

Deputy Mayor

33 Kathleen Street
Tamworth 2340
Mobile: 0448 750 302
Email: m.rodda@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons Return 2021-22 - Cr Mark Rodda (PDF 255.2KB)

 

 

Portrait of Bede BurkeBede Burke

“Glendon”
198 Carey’s Lane
Tamworth 2340
Mobile: 0427 606 270
Email: b.burke@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons Return 2021-22 - Cr Bede Burke (PDF 4.5MB)

 

 

 

Portrait of Brooke SouthwellBrooke Southwell

2 Levien Ave
East Tamworth
Mobile: 0456 575 952
Email: b.southwell@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons Return 2021-22 - Cr Brooke Southwell (PDF 5.5MB)

 

 

 

Portrait of Helen TickleHelen Tickle

40 White Street
East Tamworth 2340
Mobile: 0417 684 583
Email: h.tickle@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons Return 2021-22 - Cr Helen Tickle (PDF 3.1MB)

 

 

 

Portrait of Judy CoatesJudy Coates

PO Box 255
Moonbi 2353
Mobile: 0429 605 282
Email: j.coates@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons Return 2021-22 - Cr Judy Coates (PDF 6.3MB)

 

 

 

Marc Sutherland 2Marc Sutherland

Ray Walsh House
437 Peel Street Tamworth
Mobile: 0432 652 832
Email: m.sutherland@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Phil BettsPhil Betts

10 Betts Lane
Kootingal 2352
Mobile: 0447 603 303
Email: phil.betts@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

 

Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons Return 2021-22 - Cr Phil Betts

 

 

 

Portrait of Steve MearsSteve Mears

Ray Walsh House
437 Peel Street Tamworth
Mobile: 0409 690 115
Email: s.mears@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons Return 2021-22 - Cr Steve Mears

 

 

 


Media Enquiries for Councillors

Councillors are the voice of the Tamworth region, however, to ensure you are speaking to the delegated spokesperson, please contact the communications team for any media enquiries by calling 6767 55 55 or emailing trccomms@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

What is the role of a Councillor?

The role of Councillors is defined in the Local Government Act 1993 in section 232.