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Cr Matthew Kirwan (Red Gum Ward)

Term as a Councillor: 2012 - present

Contact Matthew:

Mobile: 0403 072 295

Weekly Listening Posts

Please drop-in to one of my weekly listening posts held on the following dates and at the following locations to ask me questions or share your ideas:

Dandenong Library (ground floor near cafe) 225 Lonsdale Street
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 8pm-9pm

Souvlaki Hut, 503-509 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 8pm-9pm


Cr Matthew Kirwan 2017

About Matthew:

I have lived in Greater Dandenong all my life. Growing up in Keysborough, I attended Maralinga Primary School and Chandler Secondary College, both in Keysborough; briefly lived in Springvale and now live in Noble Park.

I am involved in a number of local community groups, including the Lions Club of Greater Dandenong, Greater Dandenong Neighbourhood Watch and the Greater Dandenong Environment Group. I am on the School Council of Dandenong West Primary School. I am a Past President of the Rotaract Club of Noble Park, a former local youth community service organisation associated with the Rotary Club of Noble Park.

I work as a Project Manager in the Victorian Government and am a member of the Greens.

My priorities as a councillor include:

  • better planning including supporting residents against overdevelopment
  • improving council services and infrastructure for families, youth, the aged and the disabled
  • improving neighbourhood appearance
  • crime prevention and road safety
  • increasing open space
  • environmental and sustainability issues
  • preserving the Greater Dandenong Green Wedge
  • community development
  • gambling reform
  • asylum seekers and refugees
  • better consultation with residents and enhanced opportunities for civic participation

Committees, organisations and industry bodies Matthew represents as a Councillor:

  • Asylum Seeker and Refugee Communities Advisory Committee
  • Audit Advisory Committee
  • Alliance for Gambling Reform
  • Arts Advisory Board
  • CEO Performance Review Committee
  • Children and Family Partnership
  • Community Safety Advisory Committee
  • Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Dandenong and District Historical Society
  • Dandenong Market Pty Ltd (Alternate Representative)
  • Dandenong Show Committee
  • Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee (Alternate Representative)
  • Local Governments' Metropolitan Waste Management Forum
  • Multicultural Advisory Committee
  • Municipal Association of Victoria (Alternate Representative)
  • Reconciliation Working Group
  • South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA) Regional Councillor Forum
  • South East Region Gas Company
  • Springvale and District Historical Society
  • Springvale Major Projects Advisory Group
  • Sustainability Reference Committee
  • Taylors Road Landfill Community Reference Group (Alternate Representative)
  • Victorian Local Governance Association

More information about the above committees, community organisations and peak industry bodies.

Key areas of Interest

  • Arts and Heritage 
  • Civic participation and community engagement
  • Community development
  • Community infrastructure and services
  • Crime prevention and community safety
  • Environment, sustainability and waste 
  • Gambling reform
  • Indigenous issues
  • Multiculturalism
  • Open space
  • People seeking asylum and refugees
  • Planning
  • Volunteering