Councillor Bruce Ranken
Cr Bruce Ranken is the ward Councillor for Swipers Gully.
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Bruce can be contacted on 0402 384 006 or via email
Cr Bruce Ranken is an Eltham resident who enjoys the community feel of Eltham along with the semi-rural townships located throughout the region and the many beautiful walking trails.
Concerned with the cost of rates and value for money Cr Ranken said, "I became frustrated with the ever increasing rates and the lack of common sense within the decision-making process. Rather than sitting back, I thought I should roll my sleeves up and have a go.
"Over the next four years I would like to work with Council staff looking for increases in productivity and, reviewing and revising how spending is allocated to enable us to have the lowest rates increase throughout the whole term."
Cr Ranken is married with two sons aged 12 and 16 and is a manager providing workforce solutions, HR and recruitment.
Listen to Bruce's acceptance speech