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Cr Tom Melican - Ibbott Ward


Cr Tom Melican – Ibbott Ward

Tom is married and has lived in Banyule for 31 years, raising four children in East Rosanna and being involved as a player, coach, volunteer and committee member in several sporting and community groups - all things that give him an understanding of what makes a good representative and what is important to residents.

"I like meeting and working with people and Council has a direct and important influence on the lives of local people," he said.

Tom is committed to a financially secure Council, with strategies driving long term efficiencies to give residents the best value services for the lowest possible rates.

He also wants to work with other levels of government to ensure Banyule receives its share of state and federal grants. Also high on his agenda is pressuring the State Government and VicRoads to develop solutions to the "nightmare on our main roads" to protect resident safety and amenity.

In line with relieving transport congestion, Tom is advocating improvements to public transport including completion of the area's network of on and off-road bike paths.

"The very important and sometimes difficult planning decisions and striking the right balance between preserving neighbourhood character and meeting current and future needs is vital for future prosperity," he said. Tom also believes that preserving the historic Banyule Homestead should be a priority.

"It is critical that we establish an independent, united and hard-working Council, which is a forum for open, constructive debate. Being politically independent allows me to solely focus on how every decision will affect residents and that is always my only consideration," Tom said.


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