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 21 November 2013, Council voted independent Nicholls Ward Councillor Jackie Fristacky  for a consecutive term as Yarra's Mayor for 2013/14.

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 (Mayor)
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

Committees

Each Councillor serves on various internal committees and external bodies. Here is a list of  docx format Delegates to Internal External Bodies 2013-14 (54.64 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

At its meeting on 18 December, Council formally set allowances for its recently elected Mayor and Councillors.

Council set the Mayor’s allowance at $75,564.25 per annum (including 9% equivalent to the superannuation guarantee levy) and the allowance for all other Councillors’ at $24,421.45 per annum (including 9% equivalent to the superannuation guarantee levy).

The allowances apply for the four-year term of the Council and will be adjusted annually by order of the Minister for Local Government, in line with a cost of living indexation.

In accordance with section 74 of the Local Government Act, Council sought community feedback about the proposed new allowances in November 2012. No submissions were received.

As part of its review of the allowances, Council took in to account the Local Government (Councillor Remuneration Review) Panel Report into the roles and responsibilities of Councillors. That report reflects the extent of responsibility of Councillors and seeks to ensure there is no financial barrier to candidates nominating for Council election.

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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