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Passion for Melbourne. Proven Leadership.
Managing Melbourne’s Finances, Sustainability and Livability, Economy & Jobs, City Safety
Robert DoyleLord Mayor Candidate email@example.com
About Robert Doyle
Robert Doyle was elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne in 2008 and 2012 and became the longest serving Lord Mayor in April 2016.
Robert was a Member of Victoria’s Parliament for 14 years including four years as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Party. He was also Shadow Minister for Health and, in government, Parliamentary Secretary for Health.
Robert is a Principal at The Nous Group, a management consultancy business based in Melbourne and has been Chairman of Melbourne Health (the Royal Melbourne Hospital) since 2007.
Robert is President of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Chairman of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation and a Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance.
Robert is on the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities as a committee member and was made a Fellow of Monash University in 2010. He recently joined the Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum. Robert is also an Ambassador for various charities including Odyssey House, SecondBite, Field of Women, White Ribbon Day Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Arron WoodDeputy Lord Mayor Candidate firstname.lastname@example.org
About Arron Wood
Arron joined Melbourne City Council as part of Team Doyle in 2012 and has served as the Chair of the Environment Portfolio and Deputy Chair of the Economic Development Portfolio for the past four years. He runs the successful environmental education program, Kids Teaching Kids. More than 110,000 students have participated in the program over 16 years and it was awarded the Banksia People’s Choice Award in 2010.
Arron’s achievements include:
- Young Australian of the Year, Environment
- Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year
- United Nations Individual Award for Outstanding Service to the Environment
- Centenary Medal for outstanding contribution to conservation and the environment, awarded by the Governor General
- Weekend Australian’s top ten list of Australian education leaders
- Melbourne Award for Contribution to the Environment
- Al Gore’s Climate Change Leadership Program member
- Victorian Telstra News Ltd Micro Business of the Year
Arron was 3AW’s environment reporter for several years and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Arron Chairs the World Ecocity Summit Advisory Board and sits on the Sustainability Victoria Board.
Beverley Pinder-MortimerCouncillor Candidate email@example.com
About Beverley Pinder-Mortimer
Beverley is a serving Councillor at the City of Melbourne after being elected as part of Team Doyle in 2012. Beverley is Chair of the Marketing Melbourne Portfolio and Deputy Chair of the Arts and Culture Portfolio.
Beverley has lived and worked in Melbourne for 50 years including 30 years running her own small business. Beverley migrated from Sri Lanka in her early teens and is a former Miss Universe Australia.
Beverley sits on the Lord Mayor’s Commendations Advisory Group, Melbourne Awards Advisory Group, Melbourne Retail and Hospitality Advisory Board, Melbourne Music Week Steering Committee and the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Advisory Board.
Beverley is also involved in supporting numerous charities including the Lighthouse Foundation, the Leukaemia Foundation and Guide Dogs Victoria; as well, she sits on the board of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine.
Susan RileyCouncillor Candidate firstname.lastname@example.org
About Susan Riley
Susan is the current Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, having been re-elected to serve a third term of office in 2012.
Susan has had a career in publishing and the media spanning more than 25 years and is the director of two successful publishing companies that produce city-based magazines.
Susan is a strong advocate for small business. She has been involved in the promotion and marketing of CBD businesses for decades. She is a dedicated community member and passionate supporter of women in business.
Susan is Deputy Chair of the Marketing Melbourne portfolio. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Director of Procurement Australia. Susan also sits on a variety of boards including the Retail Advisory Board and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Advisory Board and Audit Committee, RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles Industry Advisory Board.
As Co-Chair for the Lady Mayoress’ Committee, Susan works with a group of dedicated women to raise funds to help women and families in crisis and need of financial assistance. Susan is married to Jim Riley with three children and nine grandchildren.
Kevin LoueyCouncillor Candidate email@example.com
About Kevin Louey
Kevin has extensive experience across the business, government and community sectors and spent seven years at the City of Melbourne as Chief of Staff to the former Lord Mayor John So, before joining as a Councillor in 2008.
Kevin sits on all Council committees and is currently the Chair of the Economic Development portfolio. He is also the City of Melbourne’s appointment to the following advisory committees:
- Enterprise Melbourne Advisory Board
- Melbourne Retail and Hospitality Advisory Board
- Business Partner City Network.
Having worked extensively in the China market, Kevin also has an understanding of the cultural and business etiquette of operating successfully in China.
Tessa SullivanCouncillor Candidate firstname.lastname@example.org
About Tessa Sullivan
Tessa was born and raised in Thailand and attended a Singapore boarding school and undertook the Cambridge Examinations.
Tessa moved to Melbourne in 1999 to complete the International Baccalaureate and won the Marjorie Glasson Community Service Award and the Rubidge Award for Excellence. She has a Bachelor of Arts/Science and a Master of Laws (Juris Doctorate) from Monash University. Her main areas of study were molecular biology, environmentalism, literature and human rights.
Tessa has a Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University. In 2012 she won a scholarship to study law in Italy under ex-Attorney General of Arizona Grant Woods. In 2014 she won another scholarship to compete in the International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition in Paris.
Tessa is a lawyer and officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria and a qualified Mediator in Dispute Resolution. She is a married mother of three young children. She worked in the areas of commercial and family law and speaks four languages.
Tessa is passionate about making the city of Melbourne accessible to all, especially the disabled community, as she has an autoimmune vascular disease and was wheelchair bound herself for two years.
Nicholas ReeceCouncillor Candidate email@example.com
About Nicholas Reece
Nick is an executive at the University of Melbourne where he also holds an academic position and teaches at the Melbourne School of Government.
Nick has worked as a senior adviser to the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Premiers Steve Bracks and John Brumby. He also served as Secretary of the Australian Labor Party in Victoria.
Nick is a specialist commentator for SKY News and is a regular newspaper columnist.
For more than 10 years Nick has been a director of the street newspaper The Big Issue, Australia’s most successful social enterprise for homeless and marginalised people – he is deeply committed to tackling homelessness in the city.
Nick is a director of the men’s health movement Movember and was one of the original MoBro’s when it was founded in Fitzroy. Movember has since raised $700 million for prostate cancer and men’s suicide prevention worldwide.
Nick is passionate about the power of education and served on the school council, including as President, of the inner city school where his kids attend. Nick is married to Felicity and they have three daughters.
Sue StanleyCouncillor Candidate firstname.lastname@example.org
About Sue Stanley
Sue has dedicated her life to health and fitness and is considered one of the leading women in Australian sport. Sue is a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, an Australia Day Ambassador and an Advance Australia Award recipient.
Sue began her sporting career at the Australian Institute of Sport in the Australian gymnastic team before graduating to water-skiing where she represented Australia at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
Sue has three World Aerobic Titles including Gold in the Ms Fitness World Champion 2000: her first entry to the Olympia World Championship after being retired from international competition for five years.
Sue has a passion for Melbourne and especially small business as she opened her first health Club at the age of 19 and is currently Director of Efitacademy and World Fitness Academy. Sue’s book Fitness Forever has sold 40,000 copies and she was also editor of one of Australia’s largest selling women’s fitness magazines and wrote a weekly fitness column for the Herald Sun and other magazines. Sue also enjoyed a regular radio segment on 3AW and many TV appearances.
Hope WeiCouncillor Candidate email@example.com
About Hope Wei
Hope was born in Chong Qing, China and has lived in Melbourne for 12 years.
Hope has a Bachelor of Law Degree from Sun Yet Sen University in China and a Master of Business (Banking and Finance) degree from Monash University.
Hope has engaged in business activities including project marketing and hotel management. She also has experience in property development and has managed a CEO Business Club. Hope lives in Docklands with her young family. She is passionate about the Docklands community, Melbourne’s multicultural diversity and the need for thoughtfully planned infrastructure.
What we stand for
Safeguarding Melbourne’s Prosperity
We share a passion and vision for Melbourne as a sophisticated, competitive forward thinking city.
- Maintain record of lowest rate rises in the state.
- Invest a record $1 million annually into small business and start up grants, which is more than triple the current allocation.
- Increase funding for new events and festivals that are integral in attracting people to the city; thereby supporting our businesses.
- Ensure Council programs are geared to promoting opportunities and growth for business.
- Make it easier to apply for community and business grants.
- Continue our focus on the Retail and Hospitality Strategy and the Tourism Plan in partnership with the Victorian Government.
- Work with business incubators, accelerators and the universities to generate activity in the city.
- Advocate for international students to be given an extended work visa in Australia to start businesses and promote trade.
- Continue the Lord Mayor’s business roundtable and trade missions to attract new businesses and jobs and drive prosperity for Melbourne.
- The Team Doyle track record means the city’s economy has grown by $20 billion, to now be worth $91 billion. We have also added 111,000 new jobs in ten years. No one can dispute the health of Melbourne’s economy.
- Team Doyle has the proven track record to safeguard this vital city economy. That is the number one issue in this election campaign; because without a strong economy and without prudent financial management, you cannot deliver on promises.
- The Team Doyle record is annual investment of $45 million in our vital Retail and Hospitality Strategy, Tourism Strategy and delivery of events, which has generated an economic benefit of $85 million.
Saving Queen Victoria Market
The renewal of the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) presents a once in a century opportunity to create one of the world’s great market precincts. Our vision is simple: a thriving working market and vibrant meeting place in the heart of the city.
Only Team Doyle will preserve, celebrate and enhance the market’s iconic features, atmosphere and heritage, retain affordability while ensuring the market can compete in an evolving retail environment.
Doing nothing is not an option. QVM will not be viable without this renewal. That is what a delegation of traders told the Lord Mayor four years ago when they asked Council to invest a significant amount in the market.
This ambitious project has the potential to create 9000 new jobs at the market, 12,000 jobs in the surrounding precinct and thousands more in construction, as highlighted in our original business case for renewal in 2012. The renewal will grow visitation to QVM by 70 per cent, triple the retail spending and generate $600 million more in economic activity to the State.
Renewal is also expected to deliver an estimated net benefit of up to $1.2 billion and a benefit to cost ratio of 6:1, according to a recent independent report from SGS. That’s why we are prepared to make the largest investment in Council’s history; $250 million.
Only Team Doyle can work in partnership with the market, traders, customers and State and Federal Governments to renew QVM to ensure it becomes a market of markets for future generations. This is a project of State significance, which requires strong and proven stewardship to see it through to fruition. We have also started the process to apply for National Heritage Listing with our ultimate aim to secure UNESCO World Heritage Listing.
The renewal project master plan (which has already been approved by the current Council) includes:
- Creating essential ‘back of house areas’ for open sheds with lock up storage and cool rooms;
- Dedicated loading zones and pick-up areas;
- Sustainable waste disposal;
- Access to electricity and hot and cold water for traders;
- Getting cars and asphalt off the site of Melbourne’s first cemetery and converting it into a new public open space for the whole community to enjoy;
- Moving the current 720 space car park into the Council’s proposed development of the Munro site;
- Large public open spaces and event spaces which have the potential to host festivals and events; drawing more people to the market and more customers for traders; and
- The potential to offer different markets at different times of the day and night to ensure the market is always open for customers and visitors.
For more detailed information on the renewal project, please visit the project page.
The Lord Mayor announced on 12 September 2016 that Council will work with PDG Corporation to deliver a leading development that will include affordable housing units, a 120 place childcare facility, family and children’s service centre, community centre and kitchen, artist studios and city room gallery, market customer car parking and complimentary retail.
It is important to note that the Munro site is not part of the market. It was a privately-owned site that Council purchased. While Council was not the highest bidder for the site the Munro family agreed to sell it to the City of Melbourne to secure its historic legacy. Council purchased this site to inoculate against bad development i.e. a supermarket, fast food outlets etc.
Traders, customers, tourists and politicians have been talking about the need to upgrade QVM for more than a century. No amount of nostalgia will bring the market up to the standard required to continue to operate into the future. We want to see the market thrive, not fail. That is why we have taken five years to ensure that we get our planning right: we have completed a business case, reviews of the retail strategy for QVM, four rounds of community consultation; all of which have fed into the master plan for QVM’s future.
How to vote
To Vote for the leadership team of Robert Doyle and Arron Wood, number from 1 to 7 on the pink ballot paper with Robert Doyle number 1 and follow the How to Vote card numbering sequence. To elect Team Doyle Councillors on the blue ballot paper simply put a 1 in the Team Doyle box only. You can download or print our easy to follow How to Vote card below.
Media & campaign updates
Saving QVM – Doing Nothing is Not An Option
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle today announced Team Doyle’s policy to deliver the Queen Victorian Market (QVM) Precinct Renewal Project: the largest investment in Council’s history. “Only Team Doyle will preserve, celebrate and enhance the market’s…
Team Doyle Commits To Safeguard Melbourne’s Prosperity
Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle said protecting and boosting our economy is the most important issue in the City of Melbourne election, which is why it is Team Doyle’s first policy announcement. “Without a…