Councillors

The City of Kingston has 11 wards, each represented by one Councillor who is elected every four years by the community.
The Mayor is elected each year by the Councillors.

To invite the Mayor and Councillors to an upcoming event, please email info@kingston.vic.gov.au

Cr Steve Staikos

Mayor • Bunjil Ward

  • ProfileCr Staikos was first elected to Council in 2008 and has served as Mayor four times. Cr Staikos is passionate about social participation, multiculturalism, the environment and the arts. His priority policy areas include the Green Wedge, Sandbelt Open Space – Chain of Parks project, recycling, and the delivery of more social housing.

Cr Jenna Davey-Burns

Deputy Mayor • Wattle Ward

  • ProfileAs a foster carer and volunteer, Cr Davey-Burns knows firsthand the importance of community groups and local organisations. She sits on Council’s committees for Access & Equity and Arts & Culture and is passionate about climate change, sustainability and supporting small businesses. Jenna is committed to making Kingston facilities accessible for women, girls and people with a disability.

Cr Cameron Howe

Banksia Ward

  • ProfileCr Howe has had more than a decade of community advocacy. Excelling in networking with the tenacity to secure investment, Cameron holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Management and Marketing. As an artist and outdoors enthusiast, Cameron sits on the Arts & Culture and Bay Watch committees.

Cr George Hua

Caruana Ward

  • ProfileThrough his experience in starting a financial technology business and previously running a local cafe, Cr Hua is passionate about supporting small, family-owned businesses.

Cr Tracey Davies

Chicquita Ward

  • ProfileCr Davies lives in Parkdale with her husband and two sons and is heavily involved in the local community, having volunteered with local sporting groups and schools for more than 20 years. Tracey has been a lawyer since 1988 and has operated her own firm for the past 10 years.

Cr Chris Hill

Como Ward

  • ProfileCr Hill has been a strong community advocate since 2014 when he took on the role of Chair of the 'Save the Edgy' Committee and in 2019 he established 'Kingston Save Our Streets'. Chris lives in Mentone and is passionate about community consultation, improving our beaches including better accessibility, safer streets, more off-leash dog parks and more sustainable social and affordable housing.

Cr Hadi Saab

Karkarook Ward

  • ProfileCr Saab is a Druze first-generation Australian born to Lebanese and Syrian parents who has lived in Clarinda for nearly 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Software Engineering from Monash University and currently works locally in Moorabbin as an IT Project Manager. Cr Saab proactively handles issues by listening to residents and working with community groups.

Cr Georgina Oxley

Longbeach Ward

  • ProfileCr Oxley was elected to Council in October 2016 and has served as Mayor twice. Cr Oxley runs a local Kingston-based business working in finance, marketing and HR management. She enjoys playing basketball and walking her dog Banjo on the beach.

Cr Tim Cochrane

Melaleuca Ward

  • ProfileIf Cr Cochrane is not at work, you will usually see him pounding the pavement with Marlie and his two dogs, Humphrey and Charlie. He really enjoys health and fitness and finds it hard to sit still for too long. His key priorities are to continue to advocate for improved amenities, common sense outcomes and a reduction in over-governance.

Cr David Eden

Sandpiper Ward

  • ProfileCr Eden was elected to Council in 2012 following years of involvement at many different levels, including community committees, fundraising and coordinating initiatives such as Clean Up Australia Day. He is passionate about protecting the environment, keeping rates down and regularly assessing the many services offered by Council to ensure they remain responsive to community needs.

Cr Tamsin Bearsley

Yammerbook Ward

  • ProfileCr Bearsley was elected to Council in October 2012 and lives in Aspendale Gardens with her husband and two children. She was motivated to join Council to improve community consultation. As a primary school teacher, she has a particular interest in supporting community groups and residents’ associations, improving local amenities and strengthening budget controls.