Cr Hadi Saab is Kingston’s new Mayor
Published on 09 November 2022
Councillor Hadi Saab has been elected as Mayor and will lead the Kingston community for the next 12 months. Karkarook Ward Councillor Saab was elected to Council in 2020 and this will be his first term as Mayor.
Cr Saab said he was delighted that his colleagues had placed their trust in him and is humbled and honoured to serve and lead Kingston. “During my term, I plan on being an active and visible conduit between the community and Council - always championing community consultation,” Cr Saab said.
“My focus will be on maintaining transparent communication, further bolstering advocacy, and fostering strong civic pride.
“Promoting and celebrating Kingston’s multiculturalism, through our diversity and inclusion plans and the Back Your Neighbour campaign, is important to me and I want to increase accessibility for everyone to all our information, programs and services.
“Breaking down barriers and celebrating diversity is vital for building a more cohesive, connected, and inclusive city.
“Supporting our youths and young adults is also a passion of mine and I will be promoting opportunities and encouraging our young people to shape the future of our city through putting their hands up for public office and decision-making bodies,” Cr Saab said.
Cr Saab said with so many major projects either underway or planned across the south-east, Council was in a unique position to provide our local knowledge and influence great outcomes.
“Whether it be the Chain of Parks project, Suburban Rail Loop and Level Crossing Removals, or the recycled water 'purple pipeline', advanced waste processing project, redevelopment of Kingston City Hall, the new aquatic and leisure centre, or so many more, it is a very exciting time.
“Council will continue working hand-in-hand with our community and I am confident that together we can deliver a bright future for the City of Kingston,” Cr Saab said.
Councillor Chris Hill (Como Ward) was elected as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months.
“I am proud to represent Kingston as Deputy Mayor and look forward to working collaboratively with the Mayor, councillors and the community to achieve positive results for the people of Kingston,” Cr Hill said.
“I love where we live and I am looking forward to sharing many special moments with residents and community organisations alike.”