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Councillors and Wards
Ballarat is represented by nine Councillors who are elected for a four-year term.
In addition to the payment of an allowance, the Local Government Act 2020 requires that the mayor and councillors be reimbursed for expenses including travel, conferences and training, telephone and ICT. The following tables of expenses is provided in accordance with the Local Government (Planning and Reporting) Regulations 2020 and the Councillor Expenses Policy. Travel expenses includes travel, accommodation...
Connect with our City of Ballarat Council | ourballarat 2021
The City of Ballarat Council is made up of a dynamic group of people, led by Mayor Cr Daniel Moloney. The Ballarat municipality is divided into three wards – Central, North and South – with three elected Councillors representing each ward.
Youth Council builds a brighter future
The City of Ballarat Council is part of our everyday life. It is involved in many aspects of our city. But did you know there is another Council in Ballarat? The City of Ballarat has a Youth Council, which is working to enhance opportunities and outcomes for Ballarat’s youth.
Our new Council era | ourballarat winter 2021
The City of Ballarat’s new Council, with two new and seven returning Councillors, is working to develop key documents that will guide the work of Council over the next four years.
Council documents available
Overseas and interstate travel Read the register of overseas and interstate travel taken by any councillors or member of staff in the last 12 months. Agendas and minutes You can find agendas and minutes of Council Meetings on our 2022 Agendas and Minutes Page. Please contact Governance team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 5320 5875 if you are unable to access relevant agendas and minutes. ...
Cr Tracey Hargreaves
About Councillor Hargreaves Tracey Hargreaves is a South Ward Councillor (since 2020) and is a passionate small business owner focused on building collaborative relationships between Council and the community. Cr Hargreaves has over 13 years of experience teaching at the Secondary level, with her most recent position held at the Mount Clear College in the Technology department. She became a Ballarat small business owner in 2009 when she ...
Cr Ben Taylor
About Councillor Taylor Ben Taylor is a South Ward Councillor (since 2008) and is focused on streamlining the planning process to encourage business and job growth; while ensuring Council’s approach to growth is strategic, planned and well managed. Cr Taylor served as the 14th Mayor of the City of Ballarat in 2019 and 2020. Cr Taylor takes an ‘open to business’ approach with activation of the Ballarat CBD a priority, a place where the...
Cr Des Hudson OAM (Mayor)
About Councillor Hudson Des Hudson is the Mayor of the City of Ballarat (since 2022) and South Ward Councillor. 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 pr...