David McLachlan

Councillor David McLachlan has represented the Hamilton Ward since October 2006.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Political Science), trained as a journalist and worked for media organisations including the ABC, Network Seven and Southern Cross Broadcasting. He has worked for Qantas Airways, the Commonwealth Bank and Thiess Engineering. In Canberra, David was an advisor to the Minister for Finance in the Howard Government (the Hon John Fahey AC) and prior to his election to Council, consulted to numerous businesses on issues management, media management and government relations.

David has served on Council’s front bench, the Establishment and Coordination Committee, since 2008 and is currently the Chair of the Infrastructure Committee. He has previously held the portfolios of City Business and Water Supply; Field Services; and Environment, Parks and Sustainability.  As Chair of Infrastructure Cr McLachlan is responsible for an annual budget of over $800M to deliver roads projects and maintenance in a network of 5,800km of Council owned roads and associated infrastructure.