Deputy Mayor, Cr John Chandler OAM
First elected 1996, re-elected 1999, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Mayor 1996–97, 2006–07 and 2011–12.
Deputy Mayor 2019-2020.
Served as a City of Prahran Councillor 1982-94 and Mayor 1988-89.
What is your plan or mission for Council?
As always, I will I bring my experience as a long-term Councillor, knowledge of planning legislation and achievements in opposing inappropriate development to this newly-elected Council.
I will continue to protect Stonnington against overdevelopment, proactively pursue planning scheme amendments to expand our heritage protection, work to maintain Council’s strong financial position, and proactively pursue additional environmental and sustainability initiatives regarding energy efficiency, biodiversity, plastics pollution, water conservation and recycling.
What do you love about Stonnington?
I enjoy our City's cultural vibrancy where everything is on our doorstep and the diversity in the heritage character of our built environment. We have a lot of great residential areas and tree lined streets that add to the character of Stonnington.