Councillor Bruce Harwood

Kardinia Ward

About Councillor Harwood

Describe yourself

I am a long-term resident of the Kardinia Ward, having been born and raised in Geelong.

My focus remains on infrastructure for our community and the Greater Geelong region, to meet the substantial population growth we are experiencing.

I have always had a strong connection to a number of local sporting clubs and community organisations.

Why did you run for council?

I ran originally in 2003 to get urgently required community infrastructure, focusing mainly on local sporting organisations that had been neglected for many years.

Top three areas of focus during your term

  1. Community infrastructure - including roads, rail and transport;
  2. Financial responsibility and accountability; and
  3. The increased population growth of the region and subsequent environmental effects.

What does a ‘clever and creative’ Geelong region mean to you?

Being able to recognise and adapt quickly to opportunities that present for the region.

Favourite thing about Greater Geelong?

The bay, beaches and surrounding bushland.

Portfolios and Committees

  • Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group Committee Forum
  • Economic Development portfolio (Deputy Chair)
  • G21 Pillar – Transport
  • Planning Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Sport portfolio (Deputy Chair)
  • Statutory & Strategic Priorities portfolio (Deputy Chair)
  • Submissions Review Panel
  • Transport portfolio (Chair)

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 6 April 2021