Cr Dominic King
Cr Dominic King

Director Rural/Regional
Bellingen Shire Council

Cr Dominic King was popularly elected as Mayor of Bellingen Shire Council in the September 2016 Local Government Elections. 

Cr King is a passionate advocate for the environment and firmly believes local government is best placed to develop strategic plans and solutions to tackle the place-based challenges of a changing climate. 

He is a strong supporter of local government’s ability (if correctly funded) to best deal with issues such as housing affordability, social justice and community inclusion. 

Cr King served as a councillor from 2012-2016 and during this time gained valuable insight into the workings, challenges and issues facing residents and the council as an organisation. The role has enabled him to experience first-hand how local government functions and operates on a legislative and economic basis. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) BSc REM and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Geography).

A keen sportsman, Cr King played 201 games for Parramatta Rugby Union Club and is now a football coach with a local soccer club. 

Cr King is a member of: 

  • Koala Advisory Committee 
  • Country Mayors 
  • Australia Day Committee 
  • Deputy Chair – Mid North Coast Joint Organisation 

He was elected to the Board of LGNSW in October 2019.