Councillors

Yarra is represented by nine Councillors who were elected on 27 October 2012 to serve the local community for the following four years.

Mayor

At a Special Council Meeting on Thursday 13 November 2014, Council voted independent Melba Ward Councillor Phillip Vlahogiannis as Yarra's Mayor for 2014/15.

Who are your Councillors?

Yarra is divided into three geographic wards – Langridge, Melba and Nicholls – and each ward is represented by three Councillors. 

Nicholls Ward
North Carlton, Princes Hill, part of Clifton Hill (west of Wellington Street), North Fitzroy, Fitzroy (north of Johnston Street) and part of Collingwood (the area bounded by Johnston, Wellington & Smith Sts and Alexandra Parade).

A detailed map of the ward boundary can be found on the below Councillors' pages.

Cr Roberto Colanzi
Cr Jackie Fristacky
Cr Sam Gaylard
 
Langridge Ward
Abbotsford, Alphington (south of Heidelberg Road), Clifton Hill (east of Wellington Street), Collingwood (except for the area bounded by Johnston, Wellington & Smith Sts and Alexandra Parade), Fairfield (south of Heidelberg Road) and Fitzroy (south of Johnston Street).

A detailed map of the ward boundary can be found on the below Councillors' pages.

Cr Geoff Barbour
Cr Stephen Jolly
Cr Amanda Stone

Melba Ward
Richmond, Burnley and Cremorne

A detailed map of the ward boundary can be found on the below Councillors' pages.

Cr Misha Coleman
Cr Simon Huggins
Cr Phillip Vlahogiannis (Mayor)

Committees

Each Councillor serves on various internal committees and external bodies. Here is a list of  docx format 2015 Delegates to Internal and External Bodies (51.48 KB) 

You can also find out which committees each Councillor serves on by viewing the individual Councillor profiles above.

Contacting your Councillors

If you wish to contact your Councillors you can:

Councillor Allowances

In November 2014, the Minister for Local Government reviewed the Mayoral and Councillor allowances and increased the allowance amounts by 2.5%, from 1 December 2014.

As a result of this adjustment, the allowances paid to your elected Councillors are:

Mayor:  $72,834 plus 9.5% ($6,919) being the equivalent of the Superannuation Guarantee Levy; and

Councillor:  $23,539 plus 9.5% ($2,236) being the equivalent of the Superannuation Guarantee Levy.

These allowance amounts will remain until the next annual cost of living adjustment is undertaken late in 2015, by the Minister for Local Government

Related Information 

Ward maps
Councillor expenses
Councillors' Code of Conduct

 



Further Information
Barbara Higgins
Executive Assistant - Mayors and Councillors Office
9205 5055
Barbara.Higgins@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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