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Mayor and Councillors


Richard Pearson

Mr Richard Pearson is the Administrator of the new Inner West Council until new Councillors are elected in September 2017. The Administrator has the functions of the full council and mayor.

Mr Pearson is a former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment, Mr Pearson has over 25 years’ experience in town planning, organisational change and reform and the leadership of government agencies.

He has close links with local government having started his career at Wollongong and Byron councils and later managing the regional offices of the Department of Planning. This involved front line liaison with local councils in developing their local environmental plans and preparation of regional strategies.

Recently Mr Pearson has been running his own town planning and policy consultancy.