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The Hindmarsh Shire Council consists of six democratically elected Councillors. Two councillors are elected to each of three wards, East, West and North.


 Councillor Debra Nelson, Mayor
 Councillor Ron Lowe, Deputy Mayor
 Councillor David Colbert
 Councillor Rob Gersch
 Councillor Ron Ismay
 Councillor Tony Schneider

Hindmarsh Shire Council Ward Boundaries
 Map of Ward Boundaries
 

Councillor Debra Nelson, Mayor
Cr Debra Nelson
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Mobile:  0459 021 802
Email: dnelson@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au

Debra moved to Dimboola over 10 years ago, and is a second term Councillor currently serving in the role of Mayor for the second year. Debra works in the financial services industry, and is an active community member, as a member of the Dimboola Town Committee, Allambi Committee of Management, and holds a voluntary position of Secretary of the Dimboola Cemetery Trust. Debra is particularly interested in finance, aged care, and town beautification.

Delegated to the following committees:
- Audit Committee
- Municipal Association of Victoria
- North West Municipalities Association
- Wimmera Development Association
- Western Highway Action Committee
- Local Learning and Employment Network

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Councillor Ron Lowe, Deputy Mayor
Cr Ron Lowe
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Mobile: 0427 318 067
Email: rlowe@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au

Cr Ron Lowe has lived all his life in what is now the North Ward of Hindmarsh Shire, growing up in the Propodollah area and later establishing his own family on his Lorquon property. Ron is in his third term as councillor. He has been secretary of the Lorquon Fire Brigade, and is currently secretary of the Lorquon Hall and Lorquon Cemetery Trust. Ron's particular interests are in cultural heritage, tourism and the environment.


Delegated to the following committees:
- Jeparit Town Committee
- Rainbow Civic Centre Committee
- Yanac Hall & Recreation Reserve Committee
- Rail Freight Alliance

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Councillor David Colbert
Councillor David Colbert
 

Mobile:  0459 034 233
Email: dcolbert@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au
 

David is serving his second year as a Councillor for Hindmarsh Shire Council. Previously David was a Councillor with the Lowan Shire.

 Delegated to the following committees:
- Nhill Aerodrome Master Plan Advisory Committee
- Nhill Town Committee

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Councillor Rob Gersch
Cr Rob Gersch
Photo by Jumpin' Jac Flash
 

Mobile: 0427 600 122
Email: rgersch@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au


Rob has been a lifelong resident of Hindmarsh Shire, and owned and operated businesses in a number of industries, including retail and hospitality. Rob has been a Councillor in the previous Lowan Shire and Hindmarsh Shire for over 30 years. Rob is currently Chair of Rural Councils Victoria. He is passionate about rural and regional development and maintaining a strong voice for rural issues. Rob’s particular interests include political advocacy, economic development, sport and recreation, and emergency management.

Delegated to the following committees:
- Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC)
Sub-committees:
• Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee (MFMPC)
• Municipal Recovery Planning Committee (MRPC)
- Rural Councils Victoria
- Wimmera Development Association
- Wimmera Regional Transport Group
- Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group
- Nhill Integrated Early Years Centre Fundraising Committee

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Councillor Ron Ismay
Cr Ron Ismay
 

Mobile: 0459 021 745
Email: rismay@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au

Ron is a lifelong resident, businessman, and active community member of Rainbow. Ron is the owner and operator of a hardware store in Rainbow opened by his Grandfather 92 years ago. Ron has been CFA captain, Town Committee chair, Councillor and Shire President in the old Dimboola Shire, School Council President, and has spent over 20 years on the board of the local health service. Ron’s particular interests include tourism, business development and health.

Delegated to the following committees:
- Economic Development Steering Committee
- Rainbow Town Committee
- Yanac Hall & Recreation Reserve Committee
- Rainbow Recreation Reserve Committee
- Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum Committee
- Yurunga Homestead Committee
- Wimmera Mallee Tourism Association
- Hindmarsh Tourism Association
- Hindmarsh Landcare Network
- Wimmera Mallee Sustainability Alliance

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Councillor Tony Schneider
Cr Tony Schneider
Photo by Jumpin' Jac Flash
 

Mobile : 0459 035 917
Email : tschneider@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au

Tony was born and educated in Dimboola and has always lived in the local district. An employee of Horsham Rural City Council for over 27 years, currently in the human resources field, he has always been interested in local government. Tony is a board member of the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation, and was a founding member of the Dimboola Residents Action Group. Tony has a particular interest in the development of natural, cultural and heritage assets, health care, town beautification and supporting small community groups to remain sustainable.

Delegated to the following committees:
- Audit Committee
- Dimboola Town Committee
- Wimmera Regional Library Corporation

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* Crs Gersch, Colbert, Lowe, Nelson and Schneider elected in November 2016.
 

   
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