Mayor & Councillors

Kempsey Shire Council’s Mayor and Councillors set Council’s strategic direction and make considered policy decisions for the benefit of the community. 

Councillor Arthur Bain


  • Telephone0428 475 965
  • Email
  • ProfileCouncillor Arthur Bain is a Bellbrook resident, he has served as a volunteer in the RFS, in environmental protection, and has experience in community development and administration. He was elected to Council in late 2021.

By-election results

The NSW Electoral Commission announced the results of the 30 July by-election on 15 August 2022. The 8 newly elected Councillors are:

  • Arthur Bain
  • Scott Butterfield
  • Simon Fergusson
  • Anthony Patterson
  • Kerri Riddington
  • Kinne Ring
  • Dean Saul
  • Alexandra Wyatt.

We will publish profiles of the new Councillors shortly. For more information on the by-election, see Local government elections.