New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Wednesday 8 September 2021

Inner West Council has a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

At an Extraordinary Meeting of Council last night, Councillor Rochelle Porteous (Greens) was elected Mayor of Inner West and Councillor Pauline Lockie (Independent) as Deputy Mayor.

Councillor Porteous said she was proud to represent the people of the Inner West.

“I look forward to working with all Councillors in an inclusive way where we share responsibilities and work collaboratively on finding solutions for some of the tasks ahead,” she said.

“I very much want to work in a way where everyone feels they’re listened to and everyone feels respected. We’re here for the community, and it’s a privilege to represent the community.

“I’m also pleased that we now have a female mayor and a female deputy mayor, and that we’re both progressives,” Mayor Porteous said.

The new Deputy Mayor, Councillor Lockie said, “I’m looking forward to continuing to support our community through the pandemic and making sure our residents keep getting the outcomes they need from Council.”

NSW Council elections have been delayed until December due to the current pandemic. Under the Local Government Act, all Councils where the Mayor was elected by Councillors in 2019 were required to hold a Mayoral election in September.

Nathan Moran CEO – Metropolitan Lands Council provided the Welcome to Country at last night’s Extraordinary Meeting of Council.

For an interview with the new Mayor or Deputy Mayor, contact the Communications team. Print quality images of the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor are available.

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or

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Page last updated: 08 Sep 2021