New portfolios have been adopted by the 2020 Greater Geelong Council, leading to councillors being appointed to the chair and deputy chair roles within each portfolio.
The new portfolios are outlined as follows:
|Aboriginal Affairs||Councillor Jim Mason||Councillor Sarah Mansfield|
|Arts, Live Entertainment and Hospitality||Councillor Eddy Kontelj||Councillor Peter Murrihy and Councillor Kylie Grzybek|
|Circular Economy (Waste Management)||Councillor Belinda Moloney||Councillor Sarah Mansfield|
|Citizenship and Community Engagement||Councillor Anthony Aitken||Councillor Jim Mason|
|City Works, Parks and Gardens||Councillor Anthony Aitken||Councillor Belinda Moloney|
|Climate Change Action||Councillor Belinda Moloney||Councillor Sarah Mansfield|
|Community Health and Aged Care||Councillor Sarah Mansfield||Councillor Belinda Moloney|
|Creative Communities and Culture||Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan||Councillor Jim Mason|
|Diversity, Inclusion and LGBTIQ+||Councillor Sarah Mansfield||Councillor Jim Mason|
|Economic Development||Councillor Peter Murrihy||Councillor Bruce Harwood|
|Environment||Councillor Jim Mason||Councillor Belinda Moloney|
|Finance (including Civic Accommodation)||Councillor Anthony Aitken||Mayor Stephanie Asher|
|Heritage||Councillor Peter Murrihy||Councillor Belinda Moloney|
|Innovative Solutions||Councillor Peter Murrihy||Councillor Sarah Mansfield|
|Leisure and Recreation||Councillor Peter Murrihy||Councillor Jim Mason|
|Major Events||Councillor Ron Nelson||Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan|
|Multicultural Affairs||Councillor Jim Mason||Councillor Belinda Moloney|
|Osborne House||Councillor Eddy Kontelj||Councillor Anthony Aitken|
|Rural and Coastal||Councillor Jim Mason||Councillor Belinda Moloney|
|Shared Trails||Councillor Jim Mason||Councillor Kylie Grzybek|
|Social Housing||Councillor Sarah Mansfield||Councillor Anthony Aitken|
|Sport||Councillor Ron Nelson||Councillor Bruce Harwood|
|Statutory and Strategic Planning||Councillor Kylie Grzybek||Councillor Bruce Harwood|
|Sustainability Performance||Mayor Stephanie Asher||Councillor Belinda Moloney|
|Tourism||Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan||Councillor Peter Murrihy|
|Transport||Councillor Bruce Harwood||Councillor Sarah Mansfield|
|Veterans Affairs||Councillor Eddy Kontelj||Councillor Ron Nelson|
|Volunteering and Disability||Councillor Anthony Aitken||Councillor Belinda Moloney|
Councillors have also been appointed to council committees and as council’s representatives to external committees, boards, associations and forums.
Mayor Stephanie Asher
The new council group had identified new areas of strategic focus since portfolios were established by the previous council.
The portfolios have been expanded and aligned with councillors’ passions, strengths and preferences,” Mayor Asher said.
Each chair and deputy chair are determined to strongly advocate on behalf of council’s key priorities, engage with stakeholders and keep up to date with issues and activities as part of their roles.