Chaffey Ward Councillor Josh Gilligan was first elected to Council in 2016, where he served as Mayor for the 2019/20 term. This is his second term on Council.
Cr Gilligan moved to Tarneit seven years ago from country Victoria with a view to making Wyndham home.
He is keen to use this Council term to continue his work in building a liveable city, not just a big city.
In particular, Cr Gilligan’s focus in on making it easier for residents to raise a family, work locally and have all the necessary amenities close to home.
Cr Gilligan has a Bachelor of Arts and Management from Deakin University and has completed and graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course, which provides a comprehensive grounding in the roles and duties of board directors.
Cr Gilligan holds two Council portfolios – City Design and Youth. The City Design portfolio focuses on establishing policies to create more liveable, better designed and well-connected neighbourhoods through mixed land use, different housing types and greater access to quality public transport. It also focuses on ways to manage growth and ensure that development is sustainable.
Cr Gilligan is also the interim President of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) representing six councils in Melbourne’s West.
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