I have decided to run for another term on Hobsons Bay City Council. We have had a good council this past term and I believe stability is needed at this point in time, particularly after a period of questionable governance from late 2009 to the last election in 2012.Keep an eye out on this page for more election information as it comes to hand.

Council Election

Council elections are being held across the state on Saturday, October 22. In Hobsons Bay, voting will be by postal vote. Ballot papers should be received from October 5 to 7. Ballot papers must be lodged by 6pm on Friday, October 21. Remember, it is compulsory to vote.

doug-heywood-009Doug Heywood supports Peter

“The past 20 years has seen a positive growth in The Arts within the City of Hobsons Bay. While it is true the arts do provide the glue that keeps the fabric of our society together, it is also true the arts cannot flourish in any society without the support of its leaders, in this case our Mayor, Peter Hemphill. His belief that all residents should have the opportunity to embrace and experience the many rich and varied art forms that exist in our community has helped the arts flourish in this city. At a performance of Handel’s Messiah in Williamstown in 1999, I met Peter and his obvious enthusiasm for, and love of, music was instantly apparent. His commitment to the arts has continued and I hope that he will be able to remain as a councillor for many years to come.”

  • Doug Heywood OAM, Williamstown resident

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hb-election-2016-034Newport Power Football Club backs Peter

“I have known Peter for many years. He is a committed and hard-working local councillor and Mayor who brings a wealth of experience to his role. He understand the needs of the local community and has demonstrated a great ability to engage with people of all ages and backgrounds.

“Peter has played an important role in assisting our football and netball club to develop the wonderful sporting facility we now enjoy in Newport. He has a genuine interest in improving facilities and services for all in our local community. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”

  • Stephen Martyn, president of Newport Power Football Club, with coach Mark Williams (left) and captain Ziad (Ziggy) Kadour (right)

Peter’s How to Vote card

There are three councillors to be elected for Strand Ward. Due to the preference system, there is no benefit in my long-time colleague Angela Altair and I swapping second preferences. So to get good representation, I am suggesting those that want to elect me to follow the How to Vote card attached to the following link.