Back

Mayor & Councillors

Mayor & Councillors

Code of Conduct for Councillors in Queensland - Ministers Model adopted meeting held 28 March 2024


Mayor Barry Hughes

Register of Interests

Register of Interests Update - 10/06/2024

Barry Hughes is the Mayor of the Etheridge Shire based in Georgetown. Barry resides with his wife Tammy at North Head Station Forsayth, which has been in his family for over one hundred years. Barry's roots run deep in the Australian beef industry as well being a proud community member of the Etheridge Shire contributing on many levels of community involvement. These include holding executive positions on the Forsayth All Sports Club, which hosts the Etheridge Shire Show Day held at the Forsayth Turn Out Show Grounds as a premier annual event for the Shire of Etheridge. Currently Barry has served the Northern Cattle Industry as President of the Gulf Cattleman’s Association Inc. for the last 11 years. As beef production is the major contributor to the economy of Etheridge Shire this role ensures that a very good knowledge base exists across industry matters. Etheridge Shire has a long and proud history also with the mining and tourist industries that also contribute extensively to the Shire and region as a whole. Barry recognises the significance of such industries and the important roles that they present as job opportunities and career pathways for local residents. Having served previous terms as a Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Etheridge Shire, he is acutely aware of the importance of economic development to sustain the community's and industries across the vast region of North and Northwest Queensland. Therefore, Barry believes collaboration and partnerships are vital across Local Government jurisdictions to capture and leverage opportunities on matters such as strategic road upgrades, water infrastructure development, tourism networks and the like. This will ensure that a higher socio economic profile is attained for the wider region. Barry is very passionate about creating opportunities and pathways for younger members of the community to foster leadership and self-development aspirations to help create a balanced dynamic across industry and community organisations.

Mobile: 0458 621 233
Email: mayor@etheridge.qld.gov.au

 

Deputy Mayor Laurell Royes

Register of Interests

Laurell grew up on properties throughout Western Queensland before shifting to the Atherton Tablelands and completing her schooling. Having worked with a stock and station agent and many years in contract mustering camps throughout the Gulf and Peninsula, she has always maintained a strong connection to the bush.  Laurell was actively involved in the running of the Oasis Roadhouse prior to her and her partner Aaron Prior establishing a rural contracting business based in the Southern Etheridge Shire. The couple have established a grazing business based across several properties within the shire.  Laurell has been an active community member since moving to the shire 16 years ago and as a family they are involved in several events particularly in the Einasleigh community where they live. They have 3 children, and when she is not fulfilling teaching and bookkeeping duties, Laurell is an avid gardener and loves to be involved in the paddock. Laurell’s ambition to represent her community reflect her strong personal desire to ensure that her children get the same quality lifestyle and opportunities that generations within the Etheridge shire have been gifted before them.

Mobile: 0459 278 377
Email: cr.royes@etheridge.qld.gov.au

 

Councillor Ian Carroll

Register of Interests

Ian was born and raised at Gosford on the New South Wales Central Coast before joining the Army at the age of 17. Ian was allocated to the Infantry Corps and Served with the Royal Australian Regiment where he rose to the rank of Warrant Officer. Ian's service included postings and deployments across the globe including England, The United States and Egypt. Ian transferred from the Regular Army to the Reserve Army in 2002 when he was sworn into the Queensland Police Service. Ian served as a general duties officer on the Northern side of Brisbane before becoming a traffic officer with the State Traffic Task Force specialising in heavy vehicle enforcement. In 2014 Ian was selected as the Officer In-Charge of the Forsayth Police Division retiring from the QPS in 2024. Ian and his wife Kelly have since arrival been involved in a number of community organisations and have cemented their future within the shire by purchasing the Forsayth Tourist Park. Ian’s ambition is to serve the wider Etheridge community as a grass roots councillor with a passion for the development of infrastructure in support of the shire’s communities and industries whilst advocating for residents on all matters of interest.

Mobile: 0459 623 582
Email: cr.carroll@etheridge.qld.gov.au

 

Councillor Seven Ryan

Register of Interests

Mobile: 0448 089 144
Email: cr.ryan@etheridge.qld.gov.au

 

Councillor Ian Tincknell

Register of Interests

Mobile: 0459 136 283

Email: cr.tincknell@etheridge.qld.gov.au

 

Councillors Conduct Register

The purpose of the Councillor Conduct Register is to record the decisions/outcomes of investigtions made against Councillors under Chapter 5A of the Local Government Act 2009.