Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Norfolk Island elects its inaugural council

Media Release

PF060/2016

03 June 2016

Five candidates have been declared elected after Norfolk Island held the first election for its Regional Council on Saturday 28 May 2016.

Rod Buffett, Lisle Snell, David Porter, John McCoy and Robin Adams will form the new Norfolk Island Regional Council from 1 July 2016.

Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government Paul Fletcher said the councillors will have an important role in guiding the newly formed Regional Council and supporting efforts to grow the Norfolk Island economy.

“I congratulate the successful candidates on their election and look forward to working with them once they take office on 1 July 2016,” Mr Fletcher said.

“I expect an important focus of the council will be revitalising the Norfolk Island tourism industry and taking advantage of the Australian Government's investment in upgrading local infrastructure, including $13.5 million to upgrade the Cascade Pier.

“The community and local administration has recently drafted a Norfolk Island Strategic Plan and it will now be in the hands of the councillors to build on this work and set a positive agenda for the Regional Council.”

Successful candidates will receive training on their responsibilities as councillors before taking office. Councillors will elect a mayor for a period of one year from among themselves.