Cr Des Hudson

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About Councillor Hudson

Des Hudson is a South Ward Councillor (since 2002) and is focused on community safety and wellbeing, working to implement measures that will enhance the quality of life for all Ballarat residents.

Cr Hudson supports managed growth and development and has a long-term vision for Ballarat which aims to attract investment, build prosperity and ensure there are the jobs and infrastructure to support our growing city.

Now in his fifth term, Cr Hudson is the longest serving Councillor with the post-amalgamation City of Ballarat and served as Mayor in 2015-2016 and as Deputy Mayor in 2007, 2008 and 2014.

A long-serving member of Victoria Police, Cr Hudson is involved with a range of community organisations and is the recipient of the National Medal, National Police Service Medal, and Victoria Police Ethical Standards Medal.

Cr Hudson is married with two children.

Current Committees

  • Community Grant Allocations Delegated Committee (Chair)
  • Planning Delegated Committee
  • Coghill’s Creek / Glendaruel Cemetery (as Trustee)
  • Learmonth Cemetery (as Trustee)
  • Ballarat Friends of Ainaro Community Advisory Committee
  • Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • CEO Performance Review Advisory Committee
  • Community Safety Advisory Committee
  • Sebastopol RSL Hall Community Asset Committee


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