Mayor and Councillors

The Port Macquarie Hastings is represented by 9 Councillors, including the Mayor, who are elected for a 4-year term.

Due to the 2020 election being postponed by a year, the current Council will remain for a 5-year term and the new Council that is elected at the 2021 election will serve for a 3-year term.  The next local government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 December 2021. 

Learn about our current Council below:


Mayor Peta Pinson

Peta is the first woman elected to the role of Mayor for the region of Port Macquarie-Hastings.  Her election as a popular elected Mayor came after a by-election in August 2017. 

Ph: (02) 6581 8680



Deputy Mayor Lisa Intemann

Lisa Intemann is a Wauchope resident and has been an elected Councillor for Port Macquarie-Hastings for over 18 years. 

Ph: 0409 527 760



Councillor Rob Turner

Rob has lived in Port Macquarie for over 40 years.  He is a pharmacist, and has owned and operated several pharmacies since 1991. 

Ph: 0409 827 226



Councillor Geoff Hawkins

Geoff is a businessman with extensive marketing and branding experience in consumer and financial services. He has served on Council since 2021.

Ph:  0409 697 870



Councillor Sharon Griffiths

Sharon is a long time resident, with a strong interest and involvement in community. She has been a business owner in the region for over 28 years.

Ph: 0417 192 006



Councillor Peter Alley

Peter has been a business man in the Port Macquarie region for many years, with a background in IT within the banking, telecommunications and finance industry.

Ph: 0419 843 648