2020 Local Government elections
The Queensland quadrennial local government election were held on 28 March 2020. The information contained on our website about the Mayor and Councillors is current as at 22 February 2020 (the date on which notice of the election was given) and will be updated once the Electoral Commission of Queensland has declared the election results and the new Council is officially sworn in.
Richie Bates is a resident of Division 5 with a thorough knowledge of the community he represents.
Married with two children, Richie recognises the value of our unique lifestyle and is committed to preserving all that is good in the far north. A dedicated volunteer, he spends much of his free time coaching at his local cycling club, and in support of many community events and activities.
Richie's time in Council has seen a multitude of projects undertaken: Drainage and flood mitigation, CBD revival, entertainment and sporting upgrades have been numerous with significant and sustainable investment creating new community infrastructure and growth through jobs. All while achieving low rate increases and sound financial management.
Richie is part of a diverse elected group that has worked collaboratively to deliver for the people of the Cairns region, ensuring stable governance and a progressive and prosperous future for Queensland’s leading region.
Division 5 focuses on the inner suburbs including Cairns city, Cairns North, Portsmith, Westcourt, Parramatta Park, Aeroglen, Bungalow and part of Manunda. It also includes Green Island.
Office phone: 07 4044 3075
Mobile: 0477 990 216