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Cr Ray Brown

  Councillor Ray Brown


Portfolio - Executive Services, Emergency Management and Major Projects

Phone: 07 4679 4004
Mobile: 0407 650 216

Councillor Ray Brown has 25 years experience in local government as an elected representative and is currently Mayor of Western Downs Regional Council. He is also a Commissioner on the Queensland Gasfields Commission, a Board Director of Queensland Local Government Association, Chairman of Western Downs Housing Trust and a member of the QLD Land Audit Committee.

His areas of expertise include managing agricultural properties with interests in accounting, governance, economic development, aged care and disaster management.

Outside of the office, Mayor Brown is passionate about his family, rugby, cricket (any sport really), pecan nut trees and supporting mental health issues.

Cr Brown and his family now live in Dalby but also maintain their grain and cattle properties in Moonie.


Cr George Moore

  Deputy Mayor:
  Councillor George Moore


Portfolio - Utilities (Water, Wastewater, Gas)

Phone: 07 4679 4004
Mobile: 0437 536 990

This is Councillor George Moore's second term as a councillor with Western Downs. With 23 years experience in local government, having been a former employee in the engineering and construction fields, he brings a unique perspective.

In his first term, Cr Moore worked with the Environment and Health portfolio and is now enjoying the challenges of the Utilities portfolio in his second term. He is committed to addressing affordable housing issues across the region, ensuring the delivery of effective water and wastewater infrastructure, maintaining the liveability of our regional communities, and preserving the natural environment.

Cr Moore represents Council on the Dingo Barrier Fence Committee, the Gasfields Community Leaders Council, and is a director of Condamine Alliance Natural Resources Group. Cr Moore's family has a long history in the Miles and Condamine districts and continues to manage family grazing and grain farming operations. He is a keen sportsperson, treasures time spent with family and friends, and enjoys assisting members of our community.


Cr Tony Brame

  Councillor Tony Brame

Portfolio - Economic Development and Tourism

Phone: 07 4679 4004
Mobile: 0477 977 081

This is Councillor Tony Brame's first term with Western Downs, having recently retired after 37 years from the Queensland Police Service where he held the rank of Inspector, District Officer.

Cr Brame's areas of expertise and interest include community relations, corporate management, disaster management, and sound decision making.

A member of Crime Stoppers for over 10 years, Cr Brame has extensive service on numerous community committees.

He resides in Jandowae with his family and is a member of The Bell Art Group, Dalby Lions, Jandowae Bowls Club, Jandowae Golf Club, and was formerly the president of North Dalby Bowls Club.


Cr Charlene Hall  Councillor Charlene Hall

Portfolio - Community Facilities, Sport and Recreation

Phone: 07 4679 4004
Mobile: 0437 239 970

Councillor Charlene Hall has six years of local government experience and is a second term councillor.

She was previously manager at the Commonwealth Bank and also specialised in several related management roles in the industry. A successful entrepreneur, Cr Hall established and operated two businesses in Dalby and Toowoomba.

Cr Hall's areas of interest include local government legislation, finance and business, and people. She is committed to strengthening the relationship between all three levels of government and believes that current local government legislation can be addressed to enable this.

Cr Hall has three young children and resides in Dalby. She is passionate about partnerships with all government levels to best improve our communities.


Cr Ray Jamieson

  Councillor Ray Jamieson

Portfolio - Planning 

Phone: 07 4679 4004
Mobile: 0439 789 024

Councillor Ray Jamieson has ten years of experience in local government, the first four as councillor for the former Tara Shire and the following six with Western Downs.

A self-employed primary producer for 30 years, Cr Jamieson also operated a school bus service in Meandarra and Hannaford for 25 years.

His areas of expertise and interest include town planning and livestock breeding. He is currently a board member of Australia Livestock Marketers and Director of the Western Downs Affordable Housing Fund.

Cr Jamieson and his family live on a property outside of Meandarra where he is a passionate breeder of Poll Hereford cattle and an avid rugby league fan.

Cr Jamieson is a recent graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cr Greg Olm

  Councillor Greg Olm

Portfolio - Environmental Health

Phone: 07 4679 4004
Mobile: 0477 977 082


While this is Councillor Greg Olm's first term with Western Downs, he has eight years previous experience as a councillor with the Chinchilla Shire, where his primary portfolio was works and plant.

By trade Cr Olm is a farmer and grazier and he maintains his interest in this fields. His areas of expertise and interest include agriculture and local government, with a passion for communicating with the communities he represents.

Cr Olm and his family reside in Brigalow. Outside of work, his personal interests include rugby league, horse racing and fostering his grandchildren, particularly his granddaughters.

Cr Ian Rasmussen

  Councillor Ian Rasmussen

Portfolio - Corporate Support

Phone: 07 4679 4004
Mobile: 0477 977 085

This is Councillor Ian Rasmussen's first term on Council as a newly elected councillor for Western Downs.

Cr Rasmussen's former careers include teaching, farming and investment, with expertise in business building.

His areas of interest include working with communities, in particular helping youth in the areas of leadership and motivation.

A dedicated family man and keen sportsperson, Cr Rasmussen resides in Dalby with his family where he is involved in coaching and playing sport at a national as well as international level.

Cr Rasmussen is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



Cr Andrew Smith

  Councillor Andrew Smith

Portfolio - Works and Engineering Services

Phone: 07 4679 4004
Mobile: 0438 755 896

Councillor Andrew Smith has over six years experience in local government, having been an economic development officer prior to being elected for Council in 2008.

Professionally, Cr Smith has been a radio announcer, publican and grazier. A successful entrepreneur, he still maintains several business interests in the region.

His areas of expertise and interest include business, economic development, and supporting small communities.

Cr Smith resides in Condamine with his family where he is a founding member and sponsor of the Condamine Cods Rugby Club. His passions include sport with his children, refereeing rugby league, and interacting with the community.

Cr Carolyn Tillman

  Councillor Carolyn Tillman

Portfolio - Community and Cultural Development and Health Services

Phone: 07 4679 4004
Mobile: 0401 662 352

Councillor Carolyn Tillman has 17 years experience in local government, 11 years with the former Dalby Town Council and the remainder with Western Downs.

Professionally, Cr Tillman's background is in childcare, having been a kindergarten director for 19 years and a coordinator of the outside school hours care program at the PCYC for 11 years.

Carolyn works closes with the community centres, galleries and museums across our region.

Her areas of interest include community development and ensuring that our regional communities receive adequate government and not-for-profit services. She also has a strong connection with local youth.

Cr Tillman and her family reside in Dalby where she pursues her love of cultural events including the Dalby Singers Community Choir and the Dalby Eisteddfod.