New Mayor for Banyule City Council
Published on 09 November 2021
We are pleased to announce the election of Cr Elizabeth Nealy as the Mayor of Banyule for 2021/2022.
The Mayoral Election was held online on Monday 8 November and livestreamed to the community.
Cr Nealy said she looked forward to working with her fellow councillors and the community to continue to improve Banyule as a place to live, work, play and do business.
“I will give my all to this position and reach out and listen to every corner of Banyule to hear our community’s ideas and concerns,” Cr Nealy said.
“Our focus, as always, is on continuing to support our community and local businesses through this pandemic and help them recover.”
“I would also like to assure residents that our Council will be a strong advocate to other levels of government to secure better outcomes for our community and push for increased funding.”
“The recent announcement for a longer tunnel and improved designs for the North East Link was the result of our ongoing advocacy and we will continue this as the project progresses.”
Cr Nealy said Council remained firmly committed to fostering an inclusive and connected community.
“There is a real drive and purpose with this Council to increase opportunities for everyone, such as our Inclusive Employment and Social Enterprise programs.”
“We want to ensure we are providing the quality services, facilities and infrastructure that look after our community now and into the future.”
“And we continue to take climate action, striving to be a carbon neutral organisation by 2028 and carbon neutral community by 2040.”
“I would like to thank Cr Rick Garotti and Cr Tom Melican for their contributions as Mayor and Deputy Mayor over the last year,” Cr Nealy said.
Cr Nealy is in her first term at Banyule Council after being elected councillor for Beale Ward in last year’s election.
Cr Alison Champion, from Sherbourne Ward, was elected as Deputy Mayor for 2021/2022.