New Kingston Council announced
Results for the 2020 Kingston Council elections have been declared by the Victorian Electoral Commission, with five councillors re-elected and six new faces joining the expanded 11-member Council.
Following the introduction of the Local Government Act 2020, a new ward system came into effect with the City of Kingston’s three wards, North, Central and South Wards, replaced with 11 single-member wards.
The Victorian Electoral Commission, which conducted the elections, officially declared the results at 9.30am on Wednesday 11 November.
The successful candidates were:
Banksia ward – Cameron Howe
Bunjil ward – Steve Staikos
Caruana ward – George Hua
Chicquita ward – Tracey Davies
Como ward – Chris Hill
Karkarook ward – Hadi Saab
Longbeach ward – Georgina Oxley
Melaleuca ward – Tim Cochrane
Sandpiper ward – David Eden
Wattle ward – Jenna Davey-Burns
Yammerbook ward – Tamsin Bearsley
City of Kingston CEO Julie Reid congratulated the newly-elected Councillors.
“I want to welcome our new Councillors and congratulate those who have been re-elected to Council,” said Ms Reid. “I’m looking forward to working with all of them to do great things for Kingston over the next 4 years.”
The new Kingston Council will serve the community for a four-year term until October 2024.
The Councillors will be sworn in and elect a Mayor and consider the office of Deputy Mayor at a Council meeting on Wednesday 18 November at 7.00pm.