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Councillors

The City of Greater Dandenong is divided into four wards. Each ward is has two or three Councillors who are elected every four years by the community. The City of Greater Dandenong has 11 Councillors whose role is to represent the interests of residents and ratepayers. The Mayor is elected each year by the Councillors.

For more information about the role of local govenment and the specific roles of our councillors and Mayor visit the Role of Local Government page.



Current councillors

Lightwood Ward

Cr Youhorn Chea 2017

Cr Sean O'Reilly 2017

Cr Loi Truong 2017

Cr Youhorn Chea 

Cr Sean O'Reilly

Cr Loi Truong

 


Paperbark Ward

Cr Roz Blades 2017

Cr Tim Dark 2017

Cr Heang Tak has officially resigned.
This position is now considered an extraordinary vacancy which will be filled in due time by the VEC under Schedule 3A of the Local Government Act 1989. 

Cr Roz Blades AM (Mayor)

Cr Tim Dark

 

 



Red Gum Ward

Cr Matthew Kirwan 2017

Cr Angela Long

Cr Jim Memeti 2017

 

Cr Matthew Kirwan

Cr Angela Long

Cr Jim Memeti

 



Silverleaf Ward

Cr Zaynoun Melhem

Cr Maria Sampey

 

 

Cr Zaynoun Melhem

Cr Maria Sampey

Councillor allowances

Section 74 of the Local Government Act 1989 (LGA) stipulates that Council must pay allowances to the Mayor and Councillors not exceeding the limit set by an Order in Council for the purposes of the Act. Each Councillor receives the same allowance and all allowances are set pro rata per annum as follows:

Allowance as at 1 December 2016

  • Councillor allowance: $29,630
  • Mayoral allowance: $94,641

A amount equivalent to the superannuation guarantee of 9.5% under Commonwealth taxation legislation is also paid in addition to these allowances.

Under Council’s Councillor Support, Reimbursement and Accountability Policy, Council also provides the Mayor with the use of a fully registered, insured, maintained and fuelled Council vehicle for use by the Mayor on official duties and for private use.


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