Councillor Richard Higgins

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Ward: Chirnside

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105
Anderson Street
VIC 3140

Bus. phone:  9733 4497


Mobile:  0429 151 489

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 14/11/2020 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Chirnside Ward includes: Chirnside Park, Mooroolbark (part), Wonga Park (part) and Yering (part).


Cr Richard Higgins has lived in the area for close to 25 years.


As a member of the local police force and through participation in local sporting clubs, Richard has developed a passion for community health, wellbeing and safety.


Richard believes it is important for people to have a sense of belonging as well as opportunities to get off the couch and be active in their community.


Richard also sees his role on Council as an opportunity to increase liveable space for the community through partnerships and sensible changes within his ward.


First elected: 2008

Re-elected: 2016, 2020

Mayor: 2019–2020


View the 2020 election results for Chirnside Ward