Councillor Dennis Wood

​​​​​​​​Dennis Wood
P: 9439 4602
Term expires: 2023


I was born in Fremantle and moved to Kwinana in 1970. During the past 48 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 was president of the Kwinana RSL from 2000 to 2003.

I have worked on the Kwinana strip at the Kwinana Nickel Refinery until 1977 as a pipe fitter welder.

For over ten 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 (four as chairman) for ten years.​

I have three children all of whom 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​

  • Freeman Working Group
  • Local Events Fund Funding Group
  • Alcoa Kwinana Refinery – Environmental Improvement Plan Advisory Board
  • Alcoa Stakeholder Reference Group – Kwinana Long Term Residue Management Strategy
  • South West Corridor Development Foundation (SWCDeF)

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
  • Kwinana Industries Public Safety Liaison Group
  • Kwinana Senior Citizens Centre (Proxy)
  • South West Corridor Development Foundation (SWCDF)
  • Western Australian Local Government Association Annual General Meeting Proxy)​


I am very interested in the SES and fire brigades as our family has a history of brigade membership. My Brother, Son in law and Daughter have been or are 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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