Cr John Wharton Cr John Wharton




Councillor John Wharton AM was first elected to the Richmond Shire Council in 1991 and became Mayor in 1997. On 11 June 2007 he was the recipient of a Member of the Order of Australia Award for his service to the community of North-West Queensland through local government, regional development, natural resource management and primary industry organisations. He also received the Centenary Medal for distinguished service to local government.


Cr Wharton's Portfolio includes:

Corporate Governance

Disaster Management

Regional and Economic Development


Cr Wharton is Council's representative on:

Budget Review Committee

Local Disaster Management Group (Chair)

Regional Roads Group

Regional Development Australia

Kronosaurus Korner Board Inc

Local Government Association of Queensland

Regional Planning Advisory Committee



 Please click here for Cr Whartons Register of Interest