Cr Bob Merriman AM was elected Mayor for a one-year term at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Thursday 22 November 2018.
Cr Merriman was first elected to Council in November 2008. He was re-elected in October 2012 for a second term, and re-elected again in October 2016.
In his acceptance speech, Cr Merriman noted the importance of achieving a number of key projects in the remaining two years of the current Council.
Cr Merriman highlighted the progressing and finalising of State and Federal funding for the Hub project and the Shortland’s Bluff project, and progressing the Heritage Review, the Hesse Street revitalisation project, the activation of the Queenscliff front beach and surrounding parklands, the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve project and the Avenue of Honour project, as critical activities for Council.
“Lastly, and most importantly, it is vital that we maintain the independence of the Borough so that it remains a safe haven defined by its unique heritage, rich culture and significant natural environment, and a special place for our community and visitors,” said Cr Merriman.
Cr Merriman is actively involved with the community, particularly sporting clubs and organisations, and he has played a key role in the upgrade of the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct.
The Mayor regularly writes a column for local newspapers The Bellarine Times, The Geelong Echo, The Queenscliffe Herald and the The Rip. This column is also available on Council's website here, and is a great read, with snippets of local achievements in the Borough, updates on local issues and advice on upcoming activities.
Refer to the Current Councillors page of this website for further information on Cr Merriman.