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The Minister for Planning and Local Government, the Hon Peter Gutwein MP, has suspended the Glenorchy City Council’s Aldermen for a period of six months effective from 12:00 midnight 8 February 2017. Any questions or queries please contact directly Glenorchy City Council or send an email to or phone Customer Service 03 6216 6800

Haydyn Nielsen
Personal Background and History
Alderman Nielsen was first elected to Council in 2002.  He held the role of Deputy Mayor from 2011-2014.


He lived in Rosetta for 30 years and now resides in West Moonah.  He has been married to wife Sandra for 43 years and has 2 adult children.


Alderman Nielsen was State Manager of the Health Insurance Commission and he and his wife owned their own business.  Until recently he was the manager of Roberts Real Estate Glenorchy.


Alderman Nielsen has been actively involved in sport and community service.  He umpired TFL football for over 20 years and is a life member and Hall of Fame member, and he is the Chairman and Race Director of the City to Casino Fun Run and Walk.


His community service includes Past President of the Rotary Club of Glenorchy and the Moonah Glenorchy Business Association, and he was Glenorchy Citizen of the Year in 2000.


Current Council Representation

Alderman Nielsen is Council’s representative on the following committees and working groups:

  • Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee (chair);
  • Glenorchy Tracks, Trails and Cycleways;
  • Cycling South; and
  • Wellington Park Trust.