Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond, Deputy Chair Commissioner Gaye McMath, Commissioner Len Kosova and the late Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden have performed the duties of the City of Perth Council since their inception in March 2018 by the Minister for Local Government.

During this period, the Commissioners have focused on restoring the City as a benchmark for Local Government and led the City’s corporate recovery.

Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said the Commissioners leave the City with stable and aligned leadership and an abundance of positive reforms and initiatives that benefit the organisation, ratepayers and wider community.

“It has been an honour to serve as Chair Commissioner alongside my fellow Commissioners. I believe we leave the City administration in a strong position to welcome Elected Members and I look forward to witnessing Perth continue to grow into a bustling, vibrant, safe and active city with a large residential population,” Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said. 

Key achievements delivered by the City during the Commissioners’ term include:
  • Delivery of the City’s Corporate Recovery Implementation Plan, a target-driven three-year plan focused on significant organisational recovery. The City has completed 60 per cent of the three-year program.
  • Establishment of an experienced and collaborative Chief Executive Officer and Executive Leadership Team.
  • Identification of $10 million in operating costs savings during FY2019/20, providing ongoing recurrent savings in the Long-Term Financial Plan.
  • Endorsement of the City’s COVID Economic Rebound Strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, costed at $38.1M over three years to support Perth’s community and businesses. 
  • Support of a ten-year Strategic Community Plan to deliver on community aspirations and stakeholder expectations.
  • Collaboration with the Member for Perth and State Government to address homelessness and endorse an Interim Homelessness Plan and new site for the delivery of homeless services.
  • Initiatives to boost CBD Activation through retail forums, advisory groups and facilitated workshop sessions with key property and retail representatives.
  • Delivery of the $1.5 billion City Deal in partnership with the Federal and State Government, that will re-energise Perth, create 10,000 jobs and transform the CBD.
For further information on the Commissioners’ Term and Achievements, please click here.

Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Strategic Communications Advisor, 0448 610 834,

The City of Perth acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where Perth city is situated today, and pay our respect to Elders past and present.