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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

Kristie Johnston - Mayor

Personal Background and History


Mayor Johnston was first elected to Council in 2011, and was elected Mayor in 2014.


She lives in Montrose with her husband Ben and two young children.Mayor Johnston is a qualified criminologist and lawyer and was admitted to the bar in 2004. 


She has an Arts/Law degree with a major in Public Policy, and a Post-Graduate Master Degree in Criminology and Corrections.


Mayor Johnston's current volunteer work includes the being the founder and coordinator of the Clean Up Glenorchy Taskforce and various committee and volunteer positions on community groups such as the Windermere Primary School Association, Moonah and Glenorchy Business Association, Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy Community Bank Steering Committee, Glenorchy Community Fund, Chigwell Child and Family Centre, City of Glenorchy Excellence Awards and all community precincts.


She is particularly interested in the Hobart Northern Suburbs Rail Project.


Current Council Representation

Mayor Johnston is Council’s representative on the following committees and working groups:

  • City of Glenorchy Australia Day Award Nominations;
  • Safer Communities Committee (chair);
  • Glenorchy Youth Task Force;
  •  Wilkinsons Point/Elwick Bay Master Plan Committee (chair);
  • Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority;
  • TasWater;
  • Glenorchy Planning Authority (chair);
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania; and
  • Hobart/Glenorchy Joint Authority.