Ward 2 Councillors

Email correspondence to Councillors at the email addresses provided below:

Councillor Carol Duncan (ALP)


0428 423 670

Carol Duncan MAICD JP is an experienced media and local government professional with extensive broadcast journalism across Australia, and a casual academic in the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle.

A resident in Newcastle since 1993, Carol has served on the HMRI and Newcastle Art Gallery Foundations and is the founder of the Lost Newcastle community history group of some 70,000 members.

She is committed to the continued development of Newcastle as a city of opportunity for health, education, arts, and culture.

Membership on City of Newcastle Committees:

- Chair, Community and Culture Advisory Committee

- Chair, Public Art Advisory Committee

- Member, Audit and Risk Committee

Membership on External Committees:

- Member, NSW Public Libraries Association

- Alternate Member, Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel

- Member, Newcastle Live Music Taskforce

- Advisory Board Member, 2NURFM

Councillor Jenny Barrie (LIB)


0407 021 488

Jenny Barrie has owned and operated businesses as a Company Director for over 25 years and is employed as the Site Manager, Electrodry Storage Solutions.

Her expertise is in small business and community economic development working with Business Chamber of Commerce groups and the NFP sector for over 15 years. She was the President of the Hunter Business Lions Club for four years.

Jenny has worked in the charity sector for over three years raising funds for homeless services with Hunter CEOs for the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout and is passionate about community safety. She is the former Treasurer of the Figtree Community Garden Association and was a member of the Newcastle Music Festival Committee for seven years.

A proud mother of two adult children, and four beautiful grandchildren, all of whom give her valuable insight and life experience to be able to perform her Councillor duties with a depth of understanding and compassion.

Membership on City of Newcastle Committees:

- Member, Community and Culture Advisory Committee

- Member, Asset Advisory Committee

Councillor Charlotte McCabe



0407 027 810

Charlotte McCabe is a primary school teacher and community organiser.

She has worked closely with several community groups in Newcastle on issues such as coal dust and coal terminal issues, offshore gas, protecting urban character, improving street safety, and improving federal environmental laws.

She has been the community spokesperson for Protect our Coast Alliance and for the Tighes Hill Community Group.

Charlotte is passionate about positioning Newcastle and the Hunter as a global leader in the clean, sustainable industries of the future.

Membership on City of Newcastle Committees:

- Deputy Chair, Strategy and Innovation Advisory Committee

- Member, Guraki Aboriginal Advisory Committee

- Member, Youth Council (Advisory Committee)

Membership on External Committees:

- Alternate Member, Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel