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Local Government in Victoria has this week lost one of its champions with the sad passing of former Stonnington Mayor, Claude Ullin (AM).

Cr Phillip Healey, Mayor of Boroondara said that Mr Ullin was a person who was dedicated to serving his community and had done so as a councillor for the City of Stonnington and its predecessor organisation for 25 years.

“The cities of Stonnington and Boroondara have many issues in common and we were privileged to work with Cr Ullin on many of those issues, to jointly represent the interests of our ratepayers,” he said.

“We collaborated with Cr Ullin on numerous MAV issues, on the Coalition of Concerned Councillors and on a clearways campaign to protect the unique shopping strips in Boroondara and Stonnington.”

“My fellow Councillors and I were delighted earlier this year when Claude’s service to community, the arts and multiculturalism were recognised with an appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia,” he said.

“Not only was Claude a fierce advocate for his local community in Stonnington, he was also a fierce advocate for the significant role that local government plays in the wellbeing of our society.”

“He served the sector well through his involvement in the Municipal Association of Victoria and he represented his many interests with board memberships of arts, education and cultural organisations,” he said.

Mr Ullin died over the weekend after a long battle with cancer.

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