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Elected Members

Cr Edric Walden
Mayor


Cr Edric Walden was first elected in 2016. Edric was born in Doomadgee and his family come from all over the Gulf Region. He has worked for the Council in different positions over the years. He is also a former chairperson of the Doomadgee CDEP Aboriginal Corporation. Mayor Walden is passionate about keeping culture strong within the community and younger generation and enjoys traditional fishing and hunting.

Portfolio/responsibilities:

  • Health

Mobile: 0456 522 575
Email: edric.walden@doomadgee.qld.gov.au

Cr Jason Ned
Deputy Mayor


Cr Jason Ned is a Ganggalidda and Garrwa man who was elected for his second term on the Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council in March 2016. Jason was born and bred in Doomadgee and currently runs a cattle property 45km from the Community and also undertakes contract mustering for other stations in the gulf area. He has also spent time working as a mechanic and fencing contractor. Cr Ned chose to run for council as a way of supporting people in the community and to make sure they receive good quality services.

Portfolio/responsibilities:

  • Education

Council committees:

  • Audit Committee

Mobile: 0448 612 614
Email: jason.ned@doomadgee.qld.gov.au

Cr Tony Chong
Councillor


Cr Tony Kevin Chong was born on Mornington Island but moved to Doomadgee as an infant. Since then he has lived most of his life in Doomadgee but has also spent some years living in Mount Isa. Cr Chong has run his own concreting business for the past seven years and is also involved in the community in youth justice providing support and advice for those facing court locally and in Mount Isa. He has prior governance experience as Chairperson of Doomadgee CDEP Aboriginal Corporation. Cr Chong hopes in his role as a Councillor he will help the community gain a better understanding of what the Council does and is doing.

Portfolio/responsibilities:

  • Police
  • Justice

Council committees:

  • Asset Management Steering Committee

Mobile: 0498 480 761
Email: tony.chong@doomadgee.qld.gov.au

Cr Scharrayne Foster
Councillor


Cr Scharrayne Foster is a Ganggalidda women elected to the Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council in March 2016. Cr Foster was born in Doomadgee and went to Doomadgee State School before attending boarding school at St John’s College in Darwin where she completed year 12. She went on the complete a Certificate III in Childcare and worked locally as a childcare worker. For the past five years Scharrayne has worked as a local housing officer. She has three children, two of whom are now also attending boarding school in Darwin.

Portfolio/responsibilities:

  • Women’s Group
  • Youth

Council committees:

  • Audit Committee

Mobile: 0476 921 654
Email: scharrayne.foster@doomadgee.qld.gov.au

Cr Dean Jupiter
Councillor


Cr Dean Jupiter is a Ganggalidda man who was elected to the Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council in March 2016. Cr Jupiter was born and raised in Doomadgee and has worked as a supervisor for My Pathway as well as an attendance officer at Doomadgee State School. He is currently developing a cattle property in the area. He has a passion for fishing and hunting as well as horses and stock work. Dean is a proud father of four children and has one grandchild.

Portfolio/responsibilities:

  • Main Roads
  • Men’s Group

Council committees:

  • My Pathways Management Committee

Mobile: 0467 076 327
Email: dean.jupiter@doomadgee.qld.gov.au