Cr Georgina Oxley re-elected as Kingston Mayor
14 November 2019
Councillor Georgina Oxley has been re-elected to lead the Kingston community for another 12 months as Mayor.
Cr Oxley, who was elected to the position of mayor at a special council meeting on 13 November, said she was humbled to once again be leading Council in her second term as Mayor. Cr Steve Staikos was re-elected deputy mayor.
Cr Oxley said Council had made significant achievements in the past 12 months that have put our community in good standing for the future.
“Without a doubt the highlight of my mayoral term has been seeing Kingston take a strong leadership role in addressing the issue of family violence in our community,” Cr Oxley said.
Cr Oxley also reflected on some of the other highlights from the past year including:
- the building and upgrading of sporting facilities throughout the city
- the investment in high-quality early learning facilities to give Kingston’s youngest residents the best start to life with the best education
- Council’s collaboration with the Level Crossing Removal Project that is seeing unprecedented investment in Kingston and transforming the city
- handing out hundreds of free trees to residents to increase our tree canopy
Cr Oxley said Council also had some great opportunities that lie ahead to deliver some incredible outcomes for the community.
“We have a number of exciting projects underway that I’m looking forward to seeing finished over the next 12 months including the new Edithvale Life Saving Club, development of the Chelsea Structure Plan, construction of the Dales Park netball pavilion and the delivery of our foreshore shared path.”
She said the year hadn’t been without its challenges but thanked the support of the incredible group of people around her, her fellow Councillors and the hard work done behind the scenes.
“I’m passionate about my community, and I am excited for what the future holds for the City of Kingston.”