Bass Coast,

Councillors Take Part In Historic Moment


Bass Coast Shire Council’s three women Councillors – Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, Deputy Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale, and Cr Clare Le Serve took part in a historic moment for women in local government recently.

The City of Melbourne hosted an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women in local government in Victoria, with a unique photo of the women elected 100 years after the amendment was passed taken.

“This is a significant year for women in local government in Victoria,” Cr Brown said.

In November 1914, an amendment was passed by the Victorian State Government which removed women from a select group who were ineligible to stand for local government.”

Cr Brown said at the 2012 council elections, 34 per cent of those elected were women and for the first time, a woman was elected to every Council in Victoria.

“We were delighted to hear the City of Melbourne was hosting an event to celebrate this important milestone and thank the Council, Lord Mayor Cr Robert Doyle, Deputy Lord Mayor Cr Susan Riley and Melbourne City Councillors for the event,” Cr Brown said.