Cr Isbister

Cr Merle ISBISTER ASM OAM (2023)

Bierman Place
Ph: 08 9951 1030
Mob: 0428 511 030

Cr Isbister is a long term resident of Carnamah with strong ongoing community involvement in St John Ambulance. She was made a Dame of Grace of the Order of St John in April, 2013.

Cr Isbister was first elected to Council in May 2003 and was elected President in October 2007.

Cr Wooltorton


Cr Dwayne WOOLTORTON (2025)

PO Box 110
Ph: 08 9951 1140
Mob: 0427 511 140

Cr Wooltorton is a Principal of North Midlands Accounting Service and a long term resident of Carnamah. He was first elected in October 2013.

Cr Risinger

Cr Luke RISINGER (2023)

Bierman Place
Mob: 0403 260 145

Cr Risinger has lived in Carnamah since 2011.  He runs an earthmoving business servicing local farmers and industry, and is involved in the sporting community.  Raising his young family here, he is particularly supportive of industry and businesses that provide services in the area. 

Cr Kikeros

Cr Con KIKEROS (2025)

Caron Street
Mob: 0487 822 105

Cr Kikeros is a returned serviceman who is a long term resident of Carnamah with strong involvement with the RSL and management of the Carnamah Bowling Club Inc. He was first elected in March 2011.

Cr Bowman

Cr Ian BOWMAN (2023)

PO Box 152
Ph:    08 9951 1338
Mob: 0427 511 338

Cr Bowman is a third generation broad acre farmer who is a Life Member of the North Midlands Agricultural Society. He was first elected to Council in December 2009.

Cr Counsel

Cr Wayne COUNSEL (2023)

PO Box 81
CARNAMAH   WA   6517
Mob:   0439 650 550

Cr Counsel came to Carnamah in 2003, the proprietor of an electrical business, with a young family.  Since then the family has purchased farming land in the district and the combination of business and farming has created a strong commitment to the successful future of the Shire.

Cr Chisholm

Cr Bruce CHISHOLM (2025)

19 Parker Street
CARNAMAH    WA   6517
Mob:  0428 591 318

Cr Chisholm has lived in Carnamah since early childhood, returning after completing school and an apprenticeship to further expand the family business.  He is an avid member of the sporting community and has recently purchased a home in Carnamah.  Particular interest is creating a positive impact to make the Shire a more attractive place for families, in the face of decline and dwindling population.

Shire of Carnamah - Elected Members Training Matrix (Local Government Act 1995, s 5.127)

To access the Elected Members Training Matrix for 2022/23, please click here. 

Section 5.127 of the Act states the following:

5.127. Report on training

(1)          A local government must prepare a report for each financial year on the training completed by council members in the financial year.

(2)          The CEO must publish the report on the local government’s official website within 1 month after the end of the financial year to which the report relates.

All local governments will be undertaking their first reports since the new provisions come into effect. 


What training is required to be reported?

The intent is for the local government to report back to the community on what training councillors have undertaken so local governments are encouraged to include all training rather than just the Council Member Essentials course. This is also consistent with the requirement for a CPD policy – the report can align to what the local government has prepared in the policy (ie. other training that has been identified for councillors, especially those not required to complete the Council Member Essentials course that year. There will be some years where there is potentially no one completing the course and therefore if this section is interpreted narrowly there would be nothing to report).