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Cr Matthew Kirwan (Red Gum Ward)

Term as a Councillor: 2012 - present

Contact Matthew:

Mobile: 0403 072 295 

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 a member of Greater Dandenong Neighbourhood Watch and the Greater Dandenong Environment Group. 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 am a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  I have a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Internet and Web Computing from RMIT.  I am certified PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner and I have a Certificate in Engagement from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia.  I am a member of the Victorian Greens.

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

  • Audit Advisory Committee
  • Alliance for Gambling Reform
  • Arts Advisory Board
  • CEO Performance Review Committee
  • Children and Family Partnership
  • Community Partnership Funding Grants Advisory and Assessment Panel - Building Capacity Grants
  • Community Partnership Funding Grants Advisory and Assessment Panel - Strategic Project Grants
  • Community Partnership Funding Grants Advisory and Assessment Panel - Sponsorships
  • Community Safety Advisory Committee
  • Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Dandenong and District Historical Society
  • Dandenong Show Committee
  • Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee (Alternate Representative)
  • Local Government Taskforce Supporting People Seeking Asylum
  • Local Governments' Metropolitan Waste Management Forum
  • Multicultural and People Seeking Asylum Advisory Committee
  • Municipal Association of Victoria (Alternate Representative)
  • Reconciliation Working Group
  • South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA) Councillor Advisory Group
  • Springvale and District Historical Society
  • Springvale Major Projects Advisory Group
  • Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Taylors Road Landfill Community Reference Group (Alternate Representative)
  • Victorian Local Governance Association
  • Welcoming Australia

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