Cr Bruce Harwood
Represents: Kardinia Ward
Bruce Harwood is a Belmont resident living near the Barwon River with his family. He was first elected as a Councillor to Kardinia Ward in February 2003 and has been instrumental in the renovation and upgrade of many community assets and organisations.
Bruce was Mayor in 2007 - 2008 and Deputy Mayor in 2009 - 2010 and from June - November 2013. Bruce has been elected Deputy Mayor for a third term from December, 2013 to December 2014.
He has had held council portfolios including Chairperson Geelong Major Events, board member Geelong Otway Tourism, Director Barwon Region Waste Management Group, Finance Committee, Strategic Development and Enterprise Geelong among others.
During his time on council to date Bruce has overseen the redevelopment and relocation of Leisurelink, upgrades of the South Barwon Community Centre , Belmont Library, Belmont Senior Citizens Hall, local kindergartens & maternal health centres. There have also been extensive renovations of all community sporting club assets and infrastructure such as roads and footpaths.
Bruce has also had a very strong focus on the environment with substantial funding allocated to the Barwon River precinct, Jerringhot Wetlands, Barwon Valley Fun Park, Geelong Environmental Council and all open space areas of Kardinia Ward.
In the next four years Bruce will retain the focus on Kardinia Ward with strong community consultation regarding community assets and organisations. And will continue to support balanced residential development that protects our neighbourhood character and heritage values.
Bruce is currently employed as a Company Secretary / Director of Australian New Energy that is engaged in renewable energy sources and also EcoLogical Water Solutions that engages in organic process to treat waste water from industry.