Councillor Rod Willox AM JP and Councillor Joe Ferrante represent the City of Stirling’s Lawley Ward.

Lawley Ward includes the suburbs of Coolbinia, Dianella*, Nollamara*, Menora, Mt Lawley and Yokine*. For further information pertaining to the Councillors contact details and to find out which Committees and Working Groups the Councillors are members of read below.

* denotes suburbs that are located in multiple wards.

Councillor Rod Willox AM JP

Cr Rod Willox

Contact Details

Telephone: (08) 9271 7332
Fax: (08) 9370 5671
Mobile: 0419 249 288
City of Stirling Councillor since: 1993
Term Expires: October 2017
Councillor Rod Willox is now retired from his professional career as a Medical Scientist in the field of pathology. He served as Deputy Mayor from 1997 to 1999, has chaired all Standing Committees and Mindarie Regional Council. Councillor Willox has particular interests in environmental sustainability, heritage protection, community safety and emergency management. He was a long-serving member of the Australian Defence Force as an infantry officer until his retirement at the rank of Colonel. He is a graduate of the Joint Services Staff College, Canberra and a life member of the Australian Defence Force Colleges Association.
Councillor Willox has had extensive experience in leadership; personnel, asset and resource management; strategic planning; logistics and policy formulation. He has served on numerous Boards at state and national levels as a chairman and member, including several years as the Metropolitan Member on the Local Government Advisory Board of WA. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 and received the Centenary of Federation Medal for service to the community and defence. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Service Award from WALGA, and in 2013, the Eminent Service Award for his commitment, eminent service and contribution to the Association of Local Government.

Council Committees

Councillor Willox is a member of the following Committees:
  • Planning and Development Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer's Performance Review Committee

Other Committee/Working Group memberships

Councillor Willox is also a member of the following:

  • Tamala  Park Regional Council
  • Tamala Park Regional Council - Audit Committee
  • Tamala Park Regional Council - CEO Performance Review Committee
  • Metropolitan North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel  (alternate member)


Councillor Joe Ferrante

Councillor Joe Ferrante 

Contact Details

PO Box 712, Mt Lawley WA 6929
Mobile: 0418 891 274

City of Stirling Councillor since: 2011

Term Expires: October 2019

Councillor Joe Ferrante is a State Sales Manager WA/NT for a national government corporation. In his role he manages three Australian states, WA, SA and NT. He has lived in the City of Stirling for over 45 years, growing up in Tuart Hill and its surrounding suburbs. He was also a director of a medium sized business with over 22 staff and a sales manager for a multinational consumer goods company.
Councillor Ferrante has particular interests in community safety, heritage protection and serving the community. He is also a former treasurer and coach of Perth Junior Soccer Club, Patron of the Yokine Bowling Club and Alexander Park Tennis Club, a Parent and Friends Associationmember at Yokine Primary School and Area Coordinator of Clean Up Australia. Councillor Ferrante has a specific interest in the preservation of parks, public open space and sustainable residential development.

Council Committees

Councillor Ferrante is a member of the following Committees:

  • Community and Resources Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer's Performance Review Committee 
  • Audit Committee