Bundaberg Councillor for Divison 7

Division 7 broadly covers
Kensington, Svensson Heights,
Norville and Thabeban.




Ross, age 60, was born in Bundaberg and educated at Fairymead State School, Bundaberg State High School and QIT Brisbane.

Ross and his wife Linda raised three sons, Nicholas, Travis and Todd and have 4 grandchildren- Isaac, twins Haliah and Denovan (deceased) and Jackson.


Ross is a tertiary qualified surveyor,and is the founder of Sommerfeld Jensen Campbell Consulting Surveyors, which has since merged with the Town Planning Firm Insite; and trading now as Insite SJC. Ross commenced Surveying in 1974 and sold his practice- Ross Sommerfeld Surveys Pty. Ltd. in 2004. Since November 1983 Ross has been in business and since returning to Bundaberg in 1985 has been responsible for surveying and planning many projects in the Region including The Lakes, Argyle and Carlyle Retirement Villages, Wide Bay Australia Building, Tallon Bridge and Coral Cove Estate. there are not too many places in the Bundaberg Region that Ross has not worked on during his time as a Consulting Surveyor.

Ross also worked and practiced in Gladstone for 10 years before returning to Bundaberg with Linda in 1985 to set up the Bundaberg office and raise their family.  

Ross & Linda Sommerfeld owned and operated the West Bundaberg NewsMail delivery run from September 2001 to October 2013.

Ross has represented Division 7 of Bundaberg Regional Council since March 2008, and people say that his best qualification for the job is that he listens to their concerns. Ross has been Chairman of Planning and Development since his election on Council, a role that Ross enjoys and a role that complements his previous career as a Consulting Surveyor.  

Community Involvement

Former Rotarian (for 14 years)

23 years of service to local Parents & Citizens Association (1990 - 2006 and  2009 - present) including -

  • 4 years as President of West State School P&C

  • 3 years as President of Bundaberg State High School P&C

  • 4 years as Inaugral Chairman of Bundaberg State High School Council

  • Current member of Norville State School P&C 

17 years continuous service to Bundaberg Junior Cricket Association

and a life Member of Across The Waves Cricket Club

Contact Ross

If you need someone to listen to your concerns or require a guest speaker for your Club or Association, contact Ross.

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