Mayor and Aldermen
The Launceston City Council consists of 12 aldermen elected by the community.
Information for voters at Launceston City Council Elections
For information on previous Mayors and Aldermen please email the Council.
The current Aldermen of the Launceston City Council are:
Council committees: Economic Development Committee, Strategic Planning and Policy Committee, General Manager's Contract and Performance Review Committee, Community Grants Committee, Launceston Bike Committee, Museum Advisory Committee and the Northern Youth Coordinating Committee.
E Alderman Waddle
Council committees: Strategic Planning and Policy Committee and the Tender Review Committee.
M 0438 540 395
E Alderman Sands
Alderman Armitage was first elected as an Alderman in 2005 and held the position of Deputy Mayor from 2007 to 2009. Alderman Armitage is also part-time Executive Officer for the Northern Division of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Medical Association and is patron of the National Servicemen’s Association Australia – Launceston Sub Branch, Tasmanian Dog Training Club and the Launceston Musical Society.
T 03 6323 3000
M 0419 341 178
F 03 6323 3190
E Alderman Armitage
Alderman Norton was elected in November 2007 after spending almost 29 years as Senior Preparator/Research Officer at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. In 1982 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research freeze-dry technology. Alderman Norton is CEO of Reptile Rescue Incorporated, a charity coordinating the safe relocation of errant snakes, and is currently researching a snake population at Wesley Vale.
M 0407 951 437
E Alderman Norton
M 0402 357 536
E Alderman Soward
Alderman McKenzie was elected in October 2011. He is a chartered accountant and was a partner in accounting and business advisory firm KPMG for 24 years, until his retirement in June 2011. He continues as a consultant to the firm. In addition he is a board member of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority and a Regional Councillor for the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has been actively involved in many sports over the years, including football, cricket, tennis, golf and cycling, including the role as past president of the Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic. He has also had a long involvement in education as a board member of Scotch Oakburn College for 17 years of which six of those were as Chairman.
M 0418 132 442
F 03 6337 3700
E Alderman McKenzie
T 03 6344 2569
E Alderman Cox
Alderman Gibson was elected in October 2011. He is passionate about Launceston and has previously worked for the Education Department, Scotch Oakburn College and most recently, as the Promotions Manager at The Examiner Newspaper. Having travelled extensively, Alderman Gibson is proud to have been educated and had so many enriching life opportunities within Northern Tasmania. Danny is a supporter and leader of the arts and youth initiatives within our community.
M 0407 096 597