Councillor Dean Saul


A local business owner, employer and resident of Frederickton, Dean Saul was elected to Council in 2004. He is a director of Hastings Valley Cooperative and involved with Kempsey Toastmasters Club.

Photo of Councillor Dean Saul

Elected to Council: September 2004

Residency: Resident of Frederickton

Occupation: Owner-operator of Kempsey Bus Stop Cafe and cattle grazier at Seven Oaks


Longest serving Councillor, three terms (12 years), including two years as Deputy Mayor.

Being a business owner and employer, I have a good interaction with people from all walks of life and that helps bring about good community decision making.

Community interests

  • Director, Hastings Valley Co-operative Ltd
  • Kempsey Toastmasters Club

Community committees

  • Roads and Traffic Authority Highway Bypass Community Focus Group
  • Chairman, Anglican Parish of the Lower Macleay Parochial Council 

How long have you lived in the shire?

I’m proud to say that I am a fourth generational local, and have resided and invested in the shire for all my years.

Personal interests


Quote about our future

‘Genuine consultation is where community consultation is undertaken prior to making a decision and reasons explained for that resolution. Such a procedure would instil greater community confidence, promote general awareness, and allow for an increased participation rate from all age groups. Our future is bright when we work as one.’