Cr Steve Staikos elected Kingston Mayor
16 November 2017
Councillor Steve Staikos has been elected to lead the Kingston community for the next 12 months as Mayor.
Cr Staikos, who was elected to the position of mayor at special council meeting on 15 November, said he was honoured to serve the city in his second term as Mayor. Cr Georgina Oxley was elected deputy mayor.
“It is a great privilege and responsibility to be your Mayor and I’m proud to lead such a vibrant and diverse community as we work together to help create an even better, stronger City of Kingston,” Cr Staikos said.
Cr Staikos said Council had made a number of significant achievements in the past 12 months and he aimed to build on that momentum.
“Over the next 12 months we’ll be working closely with the community to focus strongly on how to protect our local neighbourhoods from the impacts of over development through a new Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy and Car Parking Strategy,” Cr Staikos said.
Cr Staikos also noted improvements works to take place on a range of key community infrastructure projects including:
- working to protect our Green Wedge - managing the transition away for tips and landfills to agriculture, parks, public open space, sporting facilities, and finalising plans for the Chain of Parks Trail.
- improvements at Dales Park Netball courts to better serve thousands of local junior and senior netballers
- pushing on with delivering our bay trail
- breaking ground on the new Mentone Reserve pavilion upgrade
- updating Council’s Cycling Strategy with the goal of making cycling easier and safer
- progressing our exciting plans two new ovals and pavilion for Dingley Village.
“It’s going to be an exciting year and I am honoured to serve as Mayor for the next 12 months,” Cr Staikos said. Cr Staikos, first elected to Council in 2008, is now in his third four-year term as a councillor and has previously served as Mayor in 2010.