Cr Stavrou is married with 2 adult daughters and one in year 12. He has lived in Kew for 20 years.
Cr Stavrou was elected to represent Studley Ward in October 2020 and is currently Chair of the Services Delegated Committee.
“Boroondara is blessed with a great history, natural beauty and friendly people that give it the feel of a village overflowing with great arts, schools, sporting facilities and an enormous variety of shops. My vision is to preserve and enhance these wonderful qualities so that it remains a great place to live and its residents continue to flourish. Incorporated in my vision for Boroondara will be to ensure that its character is not eroded, particularly its green canopy, public and private gardens, which contribute so much to the environment.
In the immediate future, like everyone else, my focus will be to assist with the issues that COVID-19 has brought to the community, but I am confident that we will come out of it stronger than ever.”
- CEO Employment and Remuneration Committee
- Services Delegated Committee (Chair)
- Urban Planning Delegated Committee
- Audit and Risk Committee
- Kew Recreation Centre Steering Committee
- Transforming Boroondara Steering Committee
- Glenferrie Precinct Development Plan Advisory Committee
- Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee
- Boroondara Reconciliation Advisory Committee
- Camberwell Junction Precinct Advisory Committee (CJPAC)
- Kew Library Redevelopment Steering Committee
External advisory committees
- Boroondara Arts Advisory Committee
External management committees
- Substitute – The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
Memberships and associations
- Australian Institute of Company Directors
Hobbies and interests
Cr Stavrou is passionate about music. He reads widely, but tends to favour books on history and ideas, as well as keeping up with scientific discoveries and geopolitics. Cr Stavrou enjoys riding both for fitness and pleasure, and also likes gardening.
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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.