Cr Matthew Koce
First elected 2012, re-elected 2016.
What is your plan or vision for Council?
My vision is for a strong and positive Council culture; one that is respectful and professional and places the interests of the community above everything else.
I have a keen interest to improve connectivity and liveability. I want to make sure that growth areas in the City such as the Forrest Hill and Chapel Street precincts achieve their full potential.
Important items for me are building on our work on Prahran Market, open space, the CCTV program, landscaping along the Yarra, maintaining our reputation as the shopping, eating and entertainment destination, improving key recreation facilities such as new netball courts and advocating with the State Government for an upgrade to South Yarra Station and interchange with Metro Rail.
What do you love about Stonnington?
Stonnington is a great place and I am proud to call it my home. I am raising my family here with my wife and actively participate in local charities, including Very Special Kids.