Elections for Liverpool City Council were held on 10 September 2016, with the final result being declared 20 September 2016.
Councillors elected in 2016 are:
North Ward Councillors
Councillor Gus Balloot
Councillor Balloot is a father of four with more than 35 years’ experience running his own business. He understands the need to support small business owners in our LGA and strongly encourages the support and employment of our youth.
Currently in his second term, Councillor Balloot’s vision is to improve Council services such as roads, parks and community facilities to make Liverpool a harmonious and family friendly community.
Councillor Mazhar Hadid
Councillor Hadid was born in Lebanon and has a Diploma in Business Management and Public Relations. He has been a Councillor since 2008 and sits on many boards and committees in Liverpool. Councillor Hadid is committed to improving the Liverpool Local Government Area.
Councillor Nathan Hagarty
0428 313 374
Councillor Hagarty has spent his entire life in and around the Liverpool area, currently living in Green Valley with his family. He has worked across the financial services, education and public sectors in operations, product management and information technology roles. Councillor Hagarty ran for Council to ensure young families have a voice in determining the future of Liverpool. He is passionate about ensuring all residents benefit from the opportunities that lie ahead.
Councillor Peter Harle
0412 736 956
Councillor Harle, who was elected to Council in 2008, has lived in Liverpool since 1954. He studied and taught at TAFE colleges and was persuaded by students and residents to become actively involved in the direction and growth of our City. Councillor Harle wants to make Liverpool a city that our residents can be proud of while ensuring it is the best possible place for his four daughters and twelve grandchildren.
South Ward Councillors
Councillor Tina Ayyad
As a mother of two young boys Councillor Ayyad wants to make sure that all families have a safe and clean community with great parks and plenty of footpaths. Her most important goal is to listen to the community and deliver on what they would like to see in our city.
Councillor Charishma Kaliyanda
0466 020 544
Charishma Kaliyanda was raised in Liverpool after, like many other Liverpool residents, migrating to the area with her family as a young girl. She is a registered Occupational Therapist and currently works for headspace – the national youth mental foundation, to build awareness of and reduce stigma around mental health and well-being so that young people can access the help they need in the community. Charishma has worked with young people across many industries to build skills and capacities in the last 10 years.
She brings to Council skills and experience in community engagement, advocacy, policy development, administration, volunteering, board membership as well as a passion and commitment to moving Liverpool forward.
Charishma believes the growth of Liverpool lies in the ability of our Councillors to be transparent, accountable and approachable.
This is her first term on Liverpool Council and Charishma looks forward to working with the community to make Liverpool the best place to live and work. Please get in touch via email if you’d like to raise issues or ideas!
Councillor Karress Rhodes
0478 834 121
Councillor Rhodes has lived in and around Liverpool since 1974 and has been involved with Liverpool City Council in various ways since the 1980s. She has served on the boards of numerous Liverpool community organisations and has run her own business since 1977, including publishing a Liverpool community magazine.
Councillor Rhodes has a Local Government Executive Certificate, Land and Engineering and Survey Drafting, and Graphic Art and Marketing qualifications. She is not a member of any major political party and is passionate about Council engaging and collaborating with the community.