A Newport resident, Peter is an award winning journalist with The Weekly Times newspaper in Melbourne. Now in his sixth term as a Councillor, Peter is passionate about maritime history and preserving local heritage. He holds an Australian Institute of Company Directors diploma and sits on the board of the Seaworks Foundation.
Cr Hemphill is the co-chair for the Active and Inclusive Communities Advisory Committee and the Smart Cities Advisory Committee. Cr Hemphill has served as a Hobsons Bay Councillor since 1999, serving as Mayor in 2008-09 and again in 2015-16.