Elected council - 2012

Mayor - Paul Antonio

Councillors - Mike Williams, Bill Cahill, Geoff McDonald, Ros Scotney, Carol Taylor, John Gouldson, Chris Tait, Anne Glasheen, Sue Englart and Nancy Sommerfield.

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Cr Paul Antonio

mayorMayor - Committee of the Council Chair

Phone: 07 4688 6631
Mobile: 0429 954 109
Contact via email

Mayor Paul Antonio was born in Toowoomba and grew up on his family farm in the Millmerran district.

Paul was educated at the local one teacher school before attending the Queensland Agricultural College, graduating with a Diploma of Agriculture before commencing his farming career. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Read more: Cr Paul Antonio

Cr Mike Williams

cr-williamsDeputy Mayor

Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6644
Mobile: 0428 182 976
Contact via email

Deputy Mayor Cr Mike Williams is chair of the Finance and Business Strategy Committee. He served as a councillor and head of the Financial and Sporting Services portfolio in Council's previous term.

Prior to local government amalgamations he was Deputy Mayor of the former Cambooya Shire Council.

Read more: Cr Mike Williams

Cr Bill Cahill

bill-cahill-april-15Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6782
Mobile: 0419 908 083
Contact via email

Cr Bill Cahill has been elected to Toowoomba Regional Council for a second term. Cr Cahill chairs the Planning and Development Committee and led the Environment and Community Services portfolio in his previous term.

Prior to local government amalgamations in 2008, Cr Cahill was a councillor on the former Crows Nest Shire Council.

Read more: Cr Bill Cahill

Cr Geoff McDonald

cr geoff 2014Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6644
Mobile: 0499 774 276
Contact via email

Cr Geoff McDonald was elected to Toowoomba Regional Council in 2012. He chairs the Environment and Community Committee.

Born and raised in Toowoomba, Geoff is a fifth generation business owner. Along with his parents John (Cracker) and Joan McDonald and wife Lisa, he operates Cracker Print and Paper.

Read more: Cr Geoff McDonald

Cr Ros Scotney

cr-scotneyPhone Pittsworth Service Centre: 07 4619 8000
Phone home: 07 4693 2593
Mobile: 0427 578 264
Contact via email

Cr Ros Scotney is serving her second term on the Toowoomba Regional Council. She holds the Facilities, Libraries and Cultural Services portfolio assisting the Chair of the Environment and Community Committee.

Previously Cr Scotney served on the Pittsworth Shire Council for 14 years, 10 as mayor.

Read more: Cr Ros Scotney

Cr Carol Taylor

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Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6615
Mobile: 0417 723 948
Contact via email

Cr Carol Taylor was re-elected to Toowoomba Regional Council for her second term. She continues her involvement with infrastructure services by chairing the Infrastructure Committee.

Cr Taylor was the former Mayor of Cambooya Shire Council, having been a councillor since 2000. Her previous roles have included being vice-president of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association, Queensland branch.

Read more: Cr Carol Taylor

Cr John Gouldson

cr-gouldsonPhone City Hall: 07 4688 6644
Mobile: 0499 774 273
Contact via email

Cr John Gouldson was elected to Toowoomba Regional Council in 2012. He chairs the Water and Waste Committee.

John served as a Toowoomba City Council Alderman from 1986 to 1993.

Read more: Cr John Gouldson

Cr Chris Tait

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Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6644
Mobile: 0499 774 274
Contact via email

Cr Chris Tait was elected to Toowoomba Regional Council in 2012. He leads the portfolio of Planning and Development assisting the chair of that committee. 

Cr Tait has extensive legal experience with 35 years as a solicitor in a large regional legal firm, the last 14 years as senior partner.

Read more: Cr Chris Tait

Cr Anne Glasheen

cr anne 2014Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6800
Mobile: 0408 718 720
Contact via email

Cr Anne Glasheen is serving her second term on Toowoomba Regional Council. She leads the Customer Services portfolio.

She was Deputy Mayor of the former Clifton Shire Council prior to local government amalgamations in 2008. Anne was born in Allora and has had more than 15 years’ experience in local government.

Read more: Cr Anne Glasheen

Cr Sue Englart

cr-sue-englartPhone City Hall: 07 4688 6644
Mobile: 0499 774 271
Contact via email

Cr Sue Englart was elected to Toowoomba Regional Council at the 2012 elections. She leads the Environmental Health and Parks and Recreation portfolio, assisting the Chair of the Environment and Community Committee.

Sue Englart was elected to Toowoomba City Council at her first attempt in 1997 and was re-elected to Council in 2000 and 2004 during which time she took a particular interest in environmental matters and heritage values.

Read more: Cr Sue Englart

Cr Nancy Sommerfield

cr-sommerfieldPhone City Hall: 07 4688 6644
Mobile: 0499 774 278
Contact via email

In her first term on Council, Cr Nancy Sommerfield leads the Water and Waste portfolio.

Originally from Cunnamulla, where she was a partner in a successful family farming and grazing entity, Nancy was active in local community groups such as the Sacred Heart Parents & Friends, Polo Club and Show Society before her family moved to Toowoomba in 1994.

Read more: Cr Nancy Sommerfield

Record of written complaints about Councillor conduct or performance

Section 181A of the Local Government Act 2009 provides that the chief executive officer must keep a record of written complaints* received about Councillor Conduct or Performanceand the outcome of each written complaint, including any disciplinary or other action that was taken in relation to the complaint. Subsection (2) requires that the public may inspect the record:

  • at the local government’s public office; or
  • on the local government’s website.
This is the record of all complaints received since the Act was proclaimed into force:

Date: September 27, 2010.

Details of complaint: Councillor Cahill allegedly breached   the ‘Code of Conduct for Councillors’ by being disrespectful to a resident (turned off their mobile phone, refused to take a complaint, talked over the complainant and hung up on the complainant).

Category (inappropriate conduct, misconduct, official misconduct): Inappropriate conduct.

Referral (Mayor / DIP / CMC): Complaint referred to Mayor.

Notice given (refer s 181A (2): November 5, 2010.

Outcome (including any disciplinary action taken): Mayor determined that the complaint was not substantiated, having regard to available evidence.


Date: June 2011.

Details of complaint: It was alleged that Councillor Marks disclosed confidential information relating to the possible redevelopment   of a shopping centre during negotiations between Council and the Queensland Investment Corporation.

Category (inappropriate conduct, misconduct, official misconduct): Official Misconduct.

Referral (Mayor / DIP / CMC): Complaint referred to CMC.

Notice given: October 29, 2013.

Outcome (including any disciplinary action taken): Insufficient evidence was found to substantiate the allegations. 


*Complaints that are assessed as being frivolous, having been made vexatiously, or made as a public interest disclosure within the meaning of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1994 are exempted from the requirement to be recorded.

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