Cr Newton elected as Mayor

We are pleased to announce the election of Cr Newton as Mayor and Cr Laurence as Deputy Mayor for 2023-2024.

We are pleased to announce the election of Cr Newton as Mayor and Cr Laurence as Deputy Mayor for 2023-2024.

The election took place at a Council meeting held in the Darebin Town Hall on 30 November 2023.

Mayor Newton pledged to “Always advocate for the needs of the community, and to show respect to everyone and celebrate their differences.”

Mayor Newton also said, “I look forward to continuing to help deliver on our community vision and ensuring Darebin is an equitable, vibrant and connected community.”

As Darebin stretches across 53 square kilometres of land from the inner northern suburbs of Northcote and Fairfield, to Reservoir and Bundoora, Mayor Newton said ensuring all our community is represented equally is vital.

“I promise to truly be the Mayor for the whole community. The beating heart of Darebin. I’ll make sure that no part of our vibrant community is left behind,” Mayor Newton said.

“I am truly honoured to be nominated as Darebin’s Mayor and I look forward to getting to work for our community.”

Mayor Cr Newton represents West Ward and Deputy Mayor Cr Lawrence represents North East Ward.

Thank you to the outstanding commitment shown by outgoing Mayor Julie Williams and Deputy Susanne Newton during their time in their roles.