Max Hipkins

Mayor or CEO Position 
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Max Hipkins
Mayor or CEO 
Term ends 19 October 2019
36 Minora Road Dalkeith WA 6009
0430 578 118
9386 5788
9386 5799

Max Hipkins is a qualified town planner and architect. He has also completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Western Australian Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Washington.
He became a Councillor in 2008, on a platform of protecting the quality of Nedlands from unrealistic planning proposals for Waratah Avenue.
As a Councillor, Mr Hipkins applied his planning and design skills to assessment of development applications, policy preparation, strategy formulation, conservation of heritage assets and State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) reviews. He has championed the value of Nedlands as a quality residential area and argued against inappropriate amalgamation with adjoining local governments
He was elected Mayor in October 2011. As Mayor he has worked to further the interests of local residents, gaining more money for the arts and road maintenance, assisting Bushcare and sustainability groups and devoting energy to resolving long-standing issues at Swanbourne and Sunset Hospitals and the Regis aged care site.
Max is happily married to Merran and has three adult children. The family has lived in Nedlands for almost 20 years.