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The Council


‚ÄčCouncillors are elected by eligible residents and ratepayers within the community.

Three (3) councillors are elected from the three wards of the Lane Cove local government area, and form the governing body of the Council. The Councillors' role is to direct and control the council's affairs in line with the requirements of the Local Government Act.


Lane Cove Councillors from left to right:

Councillor Brooks-Horn, Councillor Vissel, Councillor Hutchens, Councillor Morris, Councillor Palmer (Mayor), Councillor Brent, Councillor Strassberg (Deputy Mayor), Councillor Bennison and Councillor Zbik.

‚ÄčAt its Ordinary Council Meeting on Monday 16 September Council elected its new Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Councillor Pam Palmer has been elected Mayor for two years and Councillor Daniel Strassberg was elected to serve as Deputy Mayor for one year.

The full list of Councillors serving the term of Council until September 2020 includes:

Central Ward

Lane Cove (main part, west side of Longueville Road), Riverview, Longueville

  • Karola BRENT
  • Katherine MORRIS

East Ward

Northwood, St Leonards, Greenwich, Lane Cove (part of, east side of Longueville Road), Longueville (small part, east side of Woodford Street)

  • Pam PALMER
  • Frances VISSEL

West Ward

Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Linley Point, Lane Cove (small part near Linley Point)

  • Scott BENNISON
  • Andrew ZBIK

Full details of the election results can be found on the NSW Electoral Commission's website. Any further enquiries regarding the Election including what to do if you were unable to vote, can be directed to the NSW Electoral Commission's website or Help Desk on 1300 135 736.