Your Councillors

Email all Councillors: hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Acting Mayor
Sally Doyle

“Having lived in the Huon Valley my entire life I feel a certain responsibility for the Valley to have a prosperous future, so that future generations can thrive here. I believe that as a community we must all work together for the collective best no matter which area we live in. It is important that as an elected Councillor I keep an open mind on all issues presented for determination at the Council table.”

Committee membership:

  • STCA Waste
  • Ranelagh Recreation Area Management Advisory Committee – Chair
  • GM Performance Review Committee – Chair
  • Huon Valley Emergency Management Committee – Chair
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT)
  • Southern Tasmanian Council Authority (STCA)
  • TasWater

Phone: 0409 437 815
Email: sally.doyle@huonvalley.tas.gov.au
Media enquiries: (03) 6264 0314

Acting Deputy Mayor
Sue Clark

“I have lived in the Huon Valley for over sixty years, during which I have raised my family, started up a successful real estate company and gained a passion for this beautiful place and the community that we represent. I have always been a sports enthusiast, both competing and volunteering on committees, and presently I am the President of the Huon Valley Golf Club. My previous experience on Council between 1993 and 2000 gave me insight into the challenges of being a councillor. My aim is to be a voice for the older generation by advocating for more aged housing, better transport and more ambulances, as well as on-call doctors services. Among many other things I would like to see more funds spent on showcasing our agricultural land, our farming sector and our magnificent waterways, and push for upgrading our roads and footpaths as the Huon expands and grows.”

Committee membership:

  • GM Performance Review Committee
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT)- Proxy
  • Southern Tasmanian Council Authority (STCA) – Proxy
  • TasWater- Proxy

Phone: 0418 123 693
Email: sue.clark@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Mick Newell

“I have worked in retail and construction before working for twenty years abalone diving. I have been an owner/operator of Kruse’s Salvage in Huonville for six years. I owned and ran the Russell River Farm at Lonnavale for ten years farming beef and cherries. I am a past President of the Tasmanian Abalone Divers Council/Divers Sub Council (2012). I was Project Manager/Developer of the Riverside Villas in Short Street, Huonville. I also represented Tasmania on My Kitchen Rules in 2013. I give 100 per cent in my role as Councillor as I am driven by the love of the Valley and its people.”

Phone: 03 6264 0300
Email: mick.newell@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Robert Prince

“I am 29 years old, and in addition to my Councillor duties I split my work time between the local high school, Woolworths and the Army Reserve. I live in Mountain River with my wife and two boys. I am passionate about my community and have spent several years working with young people from across the Huon. I have a massive love for local sports and have enjoyed playing soccer for the Huon Valley for four years now. I really enjoy being a member of the Huon Valley Council and appreciate the opportunity to help shape and develop the place I live.”

Committee membership:

  • Climate Change Consultative Working Group
  • GM Performance Review Committee
  • Arts and Culture Committee- Chair

Phone: 03 6264 0300
Email: rob.prince@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Juarne Lovell

“I live work, volunteer and raise my four young children in the Huon Valley. I continue to manage the Geeveston School and Community Op Shop, which serves many communities, organisations and events across the Valley. I want to see families stay here in the Valley and with my background in small business, sports/youth and community service, I bring a balanced and respectful view that takes into account the people, businesses and industries that have pioneered and shaped the community that we enjoy today. My motto is to ‘Serve and care for those who call the Huon Valley home’.”

Committee membership:

  • Huon Valley Health & Wellbeing – Chair
  • Huonville Recreation Area Management Advisory Committee – Chair
  • Audit Panel
  • GM Performance Review Committee

Phone: 0439 961 234
Email: juarne.lovell@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Mark O’May

“I am passionate about my local community. My aim is to create opportunities and growth for small businesses to establish themselves with less restricting guidelines, helping to employ local youth. Our youth are our future and given direction, encouragement and opportunity, I believe prosperity will follow. Supporting our farmers and growers markets to further enhance worldwide recognition promotes tourism and environmental awareness. Promoting sport, recreation, care of the elderly and disabled, and road and track funding are priorities.”

Committee membership:

  • Marine Facilities
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM)
  • Audit Panel

Phone: 03 6264 0300
Email: mark.omay@huonvalley.tas.gov.au