Councillor Phillip Healey

Councillor Phillip Healey

Cr Phillip Healey

Cr Healey and his family live in the heart of Studley Ward. Cr Healey was first elected in November 2004. He was re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2016 and was Mayor 2006-2007 and 2016-2017.

Cr Healey works as a business development manager for an Australian-owned, Melbourne-based, Microsoft award-winning, software development and technology infrastructure company. He works with clients locally and internationally across the not-for-profit, entertainment, financial services, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, and all levels of government.

Graduating in electronics from RMIT in 1979, Cr Healey has worked in the fields of design and manufacture, marketing, and has more than 30 years' experience in senior management positions.

His commitment to the community is demonstrated through his involvement with youth, senior citizens, sporting and recreational activities, as well as his passion for music.

"I am committed to listening to the community and providing locally-focused representation on issues affecting your life, your family and the amenity of our City. I have a strong commitment to community service, social justice and a fundamental belief in democracy. I have a track record of enabling community, putting community first while finding the balance between local needs and legislative framework."

Memberships and associations

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Australian Institute of Project Management

Council committees

  • Management Performance Review Committee
  • Budget Process Review Working Group
  • Waste Management Reference Group
  • Kew Library Redevelopment Steering Committee
  • Kew Recreation Centre - Aquatics Renewal Steering Committee
  • Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Advisory Group
  • Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants Assessment Panel
  • Boroondara Customer First Councillor Steering Committee

External advisory committees

  • The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) - substitute
  • Metropolitan Waste Management Group Forum
  • Boroondara Cares

Hobbies and interests

Fishing, reading, music, cycling and spending time with family and friends.

Studley Ward newsletter

Read the July 2018 edition

Read the April 2018 edition

Read the December 2017 edition

History of Studley Ward

This name is associated with John Hodgson, the Kew pioneer responsible for the establishment of the Studley Punt in the 1840s. The punt took traffic across the river into land which was part of his squatting run known as Studley.

Part of the area was used for quarrying, and volunteer army exercises took place there in the 1860s.

The road to the punt was known as Studley Park Road, and a bridge was later built there.

Some of the land was set aside for public purposes by the mid-1950s, and is now a popular recreational area.

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