Elected Members

  • Jeffrey McLaughlin

    Mayor

    Patta Ward

    Email jeffrey.mclaughlin@barkly.nt.gov.au

    Mayor Jeffrey McLaughlin was re-elected on 10 September 2021 for a full term. Jeff acted as Mayor of Barkly Regional Council from September 2020 onwards through a councilor vote. Before this, he was a Councillor on Barkly Regional Council following the NT Local Government Elections in August 2017.

  • Dianne Seri Stokes

    Deputy Mayor

    Patta Ward

    Dianne Seri Stokes has resided in the Barkly for 24 years. She ran for council to have her and her communities voices heard. Dianne is also involved in the Julalikari steering committee and is passionate about positive change for her term and for years to come.

    Dianne Stokes was elected to the council following the 2021 Local Government Elections. This is her first term on council.

  • Anita Bailey

    Councillor

    Alyawarr Ward

    Anita Bailey has live in Ampilatwatja for 30 years. She is passionate about using her time on the council to effect positive change for the community. The thing about the Barkly she loves most is being with her family and friends. She wants to be a role model to her people as a councillor. Anita also works at the Health Centre.

    Anita Bailey was elected to the council following the 2021 local government elections. This is her first term on council

  • Lennie Barton

    Councillor

    Kuwarrangu Ward

    Lennie Barton wants to have his community heard. He has lived in the Barkly for 20 years and the thing he loves most is the fact he gets to live on country. He wants to use his time as a councilor to get things done in the community and is involved in various other organisations across the region.

    Lennie Barton was elected to the council following the 2021 local government elections. This is his first term on council.

  • Jack Clubb

    Councillor

    Alyawarr Ward

    Email jack.clubb@barkly.nt.gov.au

    Jack Clubb was re-elected on 10 September 2021. He previously served as a councillor on Barkly Regional Council following the NT Local Government Elections in August 2017.

  • Pam Corbett

    Councillor

    Alpurrurulam Ward

    Pam has called the Barkly home for over 20 years. She is a believer in making positive change through her time in the council. As with many other councilors, she loves that her family is all around her in the region. On her agenda for her term at the table, she wants to focus on safety for the wider community. She is also a member of the CLC.

    Pam was elected to the council following the 2021 local government elections. This is her first term on council.

  • Noel Hayes

    Councillor

    Alyawarr Ward

    Phone (08) 8964 2903

    Email noel.hayes@barkly.nt.gov.au

    Noel has called the Barkly his home for 40 years. He has re-joined the council as he is passionate about improving and helping bush communities and raising the standard of living across the region. His favourite thing about the Barkly is the bush life, community life and the people in it. He is also involved in NT Housing Committee and the Local Authority board, bringing diverse knowledge and networks to the table.

    Noel Hayes was re-elected on 10 September 2021. He previously served as a councilor following the Local Government Elections NT in August 2017. This is his fourth term on Council and he was declared Deputy Mayor at the first Ordinary Council Meeting on 14 September 2017. He served his role for a period of 12 months, resigning as Deputy Mayor before the August Ordinary Council Meeting.

  • Greg Marlow

    Councillor

    Patta Ward

    Greg Marlow ran for council to be the change he wants to see for his home region, the Barkly, which he has lived in since 1993. His favourite thing about the place is the sunsets. He hopes to improve financial retention and management whilst on the council and is also a member of the Rotary e-club of Australia.

    Greg Marlow was elected to council following the 2021 Local Government Elections. Prior to this, Greg was chair of our Audit and Risk Committee

  • Russell O'Donnell

    Councillor

    Patta Ward

    Russell O'Donnell has called Barkly his home for 30 years now after arriving here at the tender age of 19, and he calls this place home. He wants to work collectively for the whole of the Barkly Region to deliver a productive and transparent council. He loves the freedom of the Barkly, and the friendly nature of the people as a whole. While he sits at the table he is passionate about providing service delivery and information to the public and transparency and access of council members to the public.

    Russell was elected to council following the 2021 local government elections. This is his first term on council.

  • Ronald Plummer

    Deputy Mayor

    Patta Ward

    Email ronald.plummer@barkly.nt.gov.au

    Ronald Plummer was born and has always lived in Tennant Creek. He ran for council as he saw there was still more work to do since his last term. He is looking forward to working with the newly appointed councilors and believes these current alumni will add more spice to the council meetings and decisions.

    Ronald Plummer was re-elected on 10 September 2021. He previously served as a councilor on Barkly Regional Council following the NT Local Government Elections in August 2017.

  • Hal Ruger

    Councillor

    Patta Ward

    Phone (08) 8962 0000

    Email hal.ruger@barkly.nt.gov.au

    Hal Ruger has harbored a passion for the Barkly Region since birth (almost) and 58 years on and he is still fighting the good fight to ensure the local voice is heard. Hal believes there is no better place to be than right here. He does, however, want to see the amenities improved across the region and will strive to make that a reality in his next term as councilor.

    Hal Ruger was re-elected on 10 September 2021. He previously served as a Councilor at Barkly Regional Council since 2004.

  • Derek Walker

    Councillor

    Alyawarr Ward

    Derek Walker was born and bred in the Barkly. He has run for council to help his fellow citizens. He loves that families live close together in the Barkly, and looks forward to working toward the common goal of making the community even better. He is also involved in CLC as a delegate and several years on the local authority.

    Derek Walker was elected to the council following the 2021 Local Government Elections. This is Derek's first term on council.

  • Heather Wilson

    Councillor

    Kuwarrangu Ward

    Heather Wilson has lived in the Barkly Region for 48 years. She ran for council as she was interested in what it would be like to speak up for her people and find their voice. She loves living in the Barkly because these are her people, her tribe, and her family. Now that she has been elected, she wants to use her time to improve living conditions for her people, as well as improvements in welfare, health, and the law.

    She is also involved in the Kulumindini Aboriginal Corporation, Anyirirni Congress Health, and Amnesty International.

    Heather Wilson was elected to the council following the 2021 local government elections. This is her first term on council.