City of Melbourne Annual Report 2015-16



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Our councillors

In 2015–16 the community was represented by the following office bearers on the Melbourne City Council. The positions held by office bearers in the profiles outlined below reflect membership of those bodies and committees that were operating during this time.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle


First elected as Lord Mayor in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

The Lord Mayor is Chair of meetings of the Melbourne City Council and Chair of the Future Melbourne (Major Projects) Committee. The Lord Mayor also represents the City of Melbourne on the following external organisations:



  • Melbourne Arts Trust

  • Cancer Council of Victoria

  • Council of Capital City Lord Mayors

  • Shrine of Remembrance Trustees

  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

  • United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities

  • C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

  • 2016 Ministerial Mayors Advisory Panel

  • Chief Executive Officer Employment Matters Committee

  • World Economic Forum Advisory Committee

Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley


First served as Deputy Lord Mayor from 2001 to 2004. Elected again as Deputy Lord Mayor in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

The Deputy Lord Mayor is Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Marketing Melbourne) Committee. The Deputy Lord Mayor also represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees and external organisations:


  • Audit Committee


  • Australian Intercultural Society

  • Melbourne Art Trust

  • Melbourne Awards Advisory Board

  • Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Advisory Board

  • Procurement Australia

  • Lady Mayoress’ Committee

  • RMIT School of Design and Textiles Industry Advisory Group

  • Tee Up For Kids

Councillor Richard Foster


Elected in 2012.

Cr Richard Foster is Chair of the Future Melbourne (People City) Committee and Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Transport) Committee. Cr Foster also represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees and external organisations:



  • Family and Children’s Advisory Committee

  • Homelessness Advisory Committee

  • Parks and Gardens Advisory Committee

Councillor Rohan Leppert


Elected in 2012.

Cr Rohan Leppert is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Arts and Culture) Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee. Cr Leppert also represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees and external organisations:



  • Victorian Local Governance Association

  • Melbourne Music Week Steering Committee

  • Music Strategy Advisory Committee

Councillor Kevin Louey


First elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

Cr Kevin Louey is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Economic Development) Committee and was the Co-Chair of the Docklands Coordination Committee. Cr Louey also represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees and external organisations:

  • Business Partner City Network


  • Melbourne Retail and Hospitality Advisory Board (until 29 October 2015)

  • Enterprise Melbourne Pty Ltd

Councillor Stephen Mayne


Elected in 2012.

Cr Stephen Mayne is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Finance and Governance) Committee and Deputy Chair Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee. Council redistributed portfolio responsibilities on 24 November 2015 where Cr Mayne was named Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Transport) Committee. Cr Mayne also represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees and external organisations:



  • Audit Committee

  • Municipal Association of Victoria

  • Melbourne Art Trust

  • Parks and Gardens Advisory Committee

  • Chief Executive Officer Employment Matters Committee

Councillor Cathy Oke


First elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

Cr Cathy Oke is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Transport) Committee and Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Environment) Committee. Cr Oke is also an alternate member of the Docklands Coordination Committee. Cr Oke represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees and external organisations:



  • International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI) Global Executive Committee

  • ICLEI Regional Executive Committee

  • Metropolitan Transport Forum

  • Chief Executive Officer Employment Matters Committee

Councillor Ken Ong

First elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

Cr Ong is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee, Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Finance and Governance) Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Major Projects) Committee. Cr Ong also represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees and external organisations:


  • Committee for Melbourne

  • Disability Advisory Committee

  • Metropolitan Local Government Waste Forum

  • Inner Melbourne Action Plan Implementation Committee

  • Queen Victoria Market Project Advisory Committee

Councillor Beverley Pinder-Mortimer


Elected in 2012.

Cr Beverley Pinder-Mortimer is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Marketing Melbourne) Committee and Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Arts and Culture) Committee. Cr Pinder-Mortimer also represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees:



  • Audit Committee (from 24 November 2015)

  • Lord Mayor’s Commendations Advisory Group

  • Melbourne Awards Advisory Group

  • Melbourne Music Week Steering Committee

  • Melbourne Retail and Hospitality Advisory Board (until 29 October 2015)

  • Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Advisory Board

  • Music Advisory Committee

  • Chinese New Year Advisory & Marketing Committee

Councillor Jackie Watts


First elected in July 2011 and re-elected in 2012.

Cr Jackie Watts is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Knowledge City) Committee and Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (People City) Committee. Cr Watts also represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees and external organisations:



  • Lord Mayor’s Commendations Advisory Group

  • Business Partner City Network

  • Parks and Gardens Advisory Committee
  • Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter


  • Music Advisory Committee

  • Disability Advisory Committee

  • Family and Children’s Advisory Committee

  • Homelessness Advisory Committee

Councillor Arron Wood


Elected in 2012

Cr Arron Wood is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Environment) Committee and Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Economic Development) Committee. Cr Wood also represents the City of Melbourne on the following advisory committees and external organisations:



  • Parks and Gardens Advisory Committee

  • Yarra Park Advisory Committee

  • Enterprise Melbourne Pty Ltd

  • Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Advisory Board

  • Ecocity World Summit 2017 Executive Advisory Board

Council and committee meeting attendance


Councillor

Melbourne City Council meetings (total 15)

Future Melbourne Committee meeting
(total 23)

Inner Melbourne Action Plan Committee meeting (total 4)

Docklands Coordination Committee meeting (total 1)

LM Robert Doyle

15

20

Not a member

Not a member

DLM Susan Riley


15

21

Not a member

Not a member

Cr Richard Foster

14

20

Not a member

Not a member

Cr Rohan Leppert

14

23

Not a member

Not a member

Cr Kevin Louey

15

22

Not a member

1

Cr Stephen Mayne

15

20

Not a member

Not a member

Cr Cathy Oke

15

21

Not a member

Alternate member

Cr Ken Ong

11

22

3

Not a member

Cr Beverley Pinder-Mortimer

13

18

Not a member

Not a member

Cr Jackie Watts

10


16

Not a member

Not a member

Cr Arron Wood

13

19

Not a member

Not a member

Council special committees


As well as Council meetings, Melbourne City Council has three special committees:

  1. Future Melbourne Committee (meets twice monthly). This committee has delegated powers, duties and functions directly relating to, or ancillary to, all aspects of our activities. The Future Melbourne Committee’s terms of reference are grouped into 10 themes or portfolios:

  • Arts and Culture

  • Economic Development

  • Environment

  • Finance and Governance

  • Knowledge City

  • Major Projects

  • Marketing Melbourne

  • People City

  • Planning

  • Transport

All councillors participate in the Future Melbourne Committee.

  1. Inner Melbourne Action Plan Implementation Committee (meets quarterly). This committee has delegated powers, duties and functions directly relating to, or ancillary to, overseeing implementation of the Inner Melbourne Action Plan in accordance with the agreed three-year implementation program. The committee comprises representatives from the local governments of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Yarra and Maribyrnong.
  2. Docklands Coordination Committee (was dissolved by Council at its meeting on 15 December 2015). This committee managed coordination between the City of Melbourne and Places Victoria to ensure an open public discussion in this developing area. The committee, which included senior representatives from both organisations, met annually to monitor place management services within the coordination area. The requirement for this committee was removed from the City of Melbourne Act 2001.

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