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Looking to the future

Change is unstoppable.
Let's see if we can direct it.

The Winchelsea Ward

Facts about Winchelsea Ward

Around 7,700 voters

Around 870 sq km.


Barrabool, Bellbrae, Buckley, Connewarre, Freshwater Creek, Gherang, Gnawarre, Modewarre, Moriac, Mount Duneed, Ombersley, Paraparap, Wensleydale, Winchelsea, Wurdiboluc

Your Councillors

Heather Wellington
Adrian Schonfelder


Who Am I?

As a resident of Winchelsea, I have long been involved in community - Chair of Winchelsea Community House, Secretary of the Winchelsea Star community newspaper, an active firefighter with the Wurdale CFA Brigade, and in times past involved with the Winchelsea Business & Tourism Association (now merged into Growing Winchelsea) and stints as Secretary and Treasurer of the Winchelsea Lions Club.

I run my own business, Winch Websites, which provides digital marketing (websites, newsletters, internet automation) to small and micro businesses and non-profits. I have a particular focus on community centres.

I'd like to see our local communities and the Surf Coast Shire continue to be great places to live, work & play. Not good or OK, but great. This is wonderful part of the world to be, we'll need to actively participate in keeping it that way.