Council members (also known as Councillors) provide an avenue for public participation and input on important decisions which affect the way you live.

Names and contact details of all current council members are provided below.

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Important notes:

  • To contact a council member directly, please use their email address.
  • If you send an email via the Shire’s general email address, it will be attended to by Shire employees and may not be forwarded to council members.
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Shire President

Paige McNeil 


Ph: 0414 799 659

(Term expires October 2027)

Shire President Paige McNeil is the first community elected Shire President. In 2021, she was elected unopposed as a Central Ward Councillor and elected by Council as Deputy President. She currently serves on four committees and is a WALGA State Councillor representing the East Metropolitan zone.

Shire President McNeil brings 25 years corporate governance experience, aiming to strengthen governance practices and providing transparent reporting to the community. Paige is passionate about serving our community, protecting and enhancing our environment and growing a sustainable local economy.

As a community member she advocated for balanced and environmentally respectful planning in bushfire prone areas. She is a strong advocate for the Shire of Mundaring and is committed to leading an exciting, sustainable and community focussed future.

Deputy Shire President

Cr Trish Cook (South Ward)

Ph: 0409 479 551

(Term expires October 2025)

Cr Trish Cook has been a dedicated and hardworking South Ward Councillor for six years and was elected by Council as Deputy President in 2023.

She has served as Councillor on a variety of local committees and is passionate about the Shire of Mundaring community, heritage and environment. As a community member she established and championed many community groups and projects where she resides in Darlington.

Cr Cook is passionate about issues such as developing and maintaining community capacity building; environmental protection and restoration; sustainable growth and planning in a bushfire-prone Shire; and improving government fiscal transparency.



Cr Karen Beale (West Ward)

Ph: 0438 933 520

(Term expires October 2025) 

Cr Karen Beale has served on Council for two years representing the West Ward.

She brings her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, and experience working at Mundaring Community Bank as an Executive Officer to her role.

Growing up in Parkerville, Cr Beale attended Parkerville Primary and Eastern Hills Senior High School and is a fourth generation local (her great grandfather was one of the first orphans at the Parkerville Children’s Home).

She is a member and previous committee member of Mundaring Chamber of Commerce and current Chair of the Board at Swan View Senior High School.

Aside from her community duties, Cr Beale works for the Member of Kalamunda as an Electorate Officer and runs a small bookkeeping business based in Mundaring.


Cr Jo Cicchini (West Ward)

Ph: 0439 657 597

(Term expires October 2025) 

Cr Cicchini grew up in the West Ward. As a hairdresser with her own salon, it gives Cr Cicchini the opportunity to listen to her community.

As a Council member, her interests are disability, social issues, the Brown Park Precinct Plan, protection of Historical buildings, residential and business growth, safety of Great Eastern Highway, EMRC and volunteerism.

Cr Cicchini has served on various Shire committees including: PAMG, Governance, Grants, WALGA East Metropolitan Zone, Australia Day, EMRC, and MRRG.

She is also a member of the Bellevue Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc. Midland and Districts Historical Society Inc. and both Mundaring and Swan Chamber of Commerce.

Cr Cicchini has also been awarded a WALGA Scholarship to study a Diploma in Local Government.



Cr John Daw (East Ward)

Ph: 0437 997 325

(Term expires October 2027)  

John has served on Council since 2003, including 4 years as Shire President from 2017 to 2021.

He brings a mature, steadying influence on Council. 

His focus is on keeping the Shire in a sustainable financial position, rates affordable for families, protecting our natural environment, encouraging local (including micro) businesses and social inclusivity.

He lives with his family in Chidlow.


Cr Luke Ellery (South Ward)

Ph: 0420 421 883

(Term expires October 2025) 

Cr Luke Ellery is a third generation 'Hills Boy' who hopes future generations can enjoy the same quality of life that many in our shire came to love.

As a consultant engineer working on the world’s largest energy transition projects, he brings a breadth of technical knowledge to Council and is passionate about solutions that achieve better outcomes for our waste management, our natural environment, facilities, and our financial sustainability.

Cr Ellery loves the opportunity Council affords to serve others, govern with wisdom, fairness and humility, and work towards the common good of our community.



Cr Prapti Mehta (Central Ward)

Ph: 0438 044 489

(Term expires October 2027)

Cr Prapti Mehta has lived in Hovea with her family for over eight years. She has 18+ years’ experience in local government having worked at both the Cities of Joondalup and Stirling and then at the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council.

Cr Mehta holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Public Sector Management and Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

Her goals as Councillor are:
• Focussing on conserving the environment, protecting biodiversity and effectively managing waste.
• Building a community that is safe, healthy, inclusive, and where each individual feels valued and respected.
• Supporting volunteers, community groups and businesses in achieving their goals; and
• Addressing challenges brought on by natural disasters and climate change, promoting resilience and preparedness.

Cr Mehta believes in open communication and being accessible and approachable. She is dedicated to listening actively, taking a collaborative approach, and keeping the community informed every step of the way.

She looks forward to the next four years as Councillor and helping create a positive impact on our environment and the lives of everyone who lives, works and recreates in our shire. 



Cr Neridah Zlatnik (East Ward)

Ph: 0438 943 782

(Term expires October 2025)

Cr Neridah Zlatnik has supported and promoted local community initiatives and activities in the Shire for over 20 years, as a volunteer and as a Director and Executive Officer of the Mundaring Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank.

With a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Public Relations) and more than 25 years of experience in community engagement, volunteer and event management and corporate governance, across a range of industries, Neridah is an advocate for the importance of volunteers and initiatives that support connected, resilient communities. She believes Council has a role in enabling a more collaborative approach to community projects and planning.

As a Council member, her interests are economic development, youth initiatives, showcasing our arts, culture and environment, emergency preparedness and sustainable and considered development to meet the needs of residents.

She currently serves on five Council committees.

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