Minor modifications to the Gilmore Avenue, Wellard Road, Henley Boulevard Roundabout

Works commence Tuesday 26th September 2023 and are expected to continue for four weeks. Single lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 7.00am – 5.00pm. Some minor delays may be experienced. We apologise for any inconvenience. For more infomration visit www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/henley-boulevard-roundabout

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Councillor Dennis Wood

Councillor Dennis Wood


P: 9439 4602


Term expires: 2023​


I was born in Fremantle and moved to Kwinana in 1970. During the past 50 years, I have come to love the district, playing cricket with the Kwinana team and being a member of the golf club for some years.

I am a blacksmith having served my time at Midland Railway workshops. I served in the Australian Army for five years and I am currently the Vice President of the Kwinana RSL and have previously been president , between 2000 until 2003. I also worked on the Kwinana strip at the Kwinana Nickel Refinery until 1977 as a pipe fitter welder.

For over 10 years before being elected, I served with Skillshare as a committee member then as Chairman as well as a member of the Australia Day committee and on the Kwinana Recreation Development Trust for 10 years (four as chairman).​

I have three children, all of whom have attended Kwinana Senior High School.

Professional Experience

I taught Metal Construction Trades subjects at TAFE from 1977 to 2011 and hold several Education Qualifications and a BEd (Bachelors Degree).

I hold AS1796 welding qualifications and have taught MIG, TIG and MMAW to advanced levels.

I taught welding metallurgy to an advanced level as well as many other subjects.

The New Opportunities for Women (NOW) course that I taught at the Peel Campus was one of my favourites. ​

My experience working in both the military and civilian areas with youth and adults has enabled me to communicate well with both age groups and genders.​


Representation on City of Kwinana Committees​

  • Multicultural Advisory Action Group
  • Naming of Parks, Places and Buildings Working Group

Representation on External Committees

  • Alcoa Kwinana Refinery – Environmental Improvement Plan Advisory Board
  • Alcoa Stakeholder Reference Group – Kwinana Long Term Residue Management Strategy
  • Communities Industries Forum (Proxy)
  • Joint Development Assessment Panel (Proxy)
  • South West Corridor Development Foundation (SWCDeF)
  • South West Group Environmental Forum


I am interested in the SES and fire brigades as our family has a history of brigade membership. My brother, son-in-law and daughter have all been members.

I am also very interested in planning to ensure the City obtains the best outcomes, not only now, but in the future.

I firmly believe we have a very experienced and capable staff within the Council to ensure the rapid growth we are currently experiencing is well managed.

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