Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Member for Kalgoorlie
Kyran O’Donnell has lived in Kalgoorlie-Boulder for over thirty years and along with his wife, Pam, has raised his family there, with each of their three children attending local schools. Their eldest son Kyran (Jnr) is currently employed in the mining industry and lives in Kalgoorlie with his local-born wife Emma and three children of their own. Their youngest son, Taylor, lives in Kalgoorlie and works in the recreation sector, while their daughter, Courtney, is a Senior Associate Solicitor.
Kyran has been a Police Officer for thirty-four years and was awarded the ‘Goldfields Policeman of the Year’ award for his upstanding work in the community, which included sustained engagement with the local aboriginal people.
In addition to being a veteran Police Officer, Kyran has also run a small business in Kalgoorlie-
Boulder since 1996. Not only does he have a comprehensive knowledge of law and order issues, he also has a personal insight into the everyday issues that affect small business owners.
In 2013, Kyran was elected as a Councillor for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, topping the poll. In his role as a Councillor, he has served on the following Committees:
- The All Purpose Committee
- The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport Committee
- The Australian Airports Association
- The Sister Cities Committee
- The Goldfields Oasis Committee, and
- The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry City and Regional Development Subcommittee
Kyran has a long and ongoing involvement in local sporting and community organisations, with his commitment to coaching and assisting sporting teams/clubs having resulted in him being awarded four life memberships.
For several years Kyran has been on the Advisory Board of the Rural Clinical School and he also volunteers as a practice patient for student doctors’ exams.
Kyran sees it as vitally important for the Goldfields to diversify its industries so that the community is not reliant solely on the mining sector. He is looking forward to taking the next step in helping the Goldfields continue to grow and prosper and wants Kalgoorlie-Boulder to be a safe and inclusive community that works together to make the city a great place to live and raise a family.