Tim Baxter

Councillor for Port Phillip City Council - Canal ward

Tim lives locally with his family in Balaclava, close to the vibrant Carlisle St and Ripponlea village.

Tim's connection with the area, runs deep, having lived here for over fifteen years. His kids have gone to childcare locally, and he has worked with dozens of community groups over the years to make our community the best it can be.

In his time on Council, Tim’s achievements have been:

  • Pushing Council to take action on the Climate Emergency, leading to Council joining the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project at 100% energy purchase, achieving Council’s membership of the Cities Power Partnership, Declaring a Climate Emergency and the strengthening of Council’s Sustainability Strategy
  • Increasing democracy and transparency at Council, leading to the live streaming of Council meetings, regular updates on the status of Council decisions made and regular de-classifying of confidential information
  • Supporting his fellow Greens Councillors to transform Council’s transport and waste strategies, among other great changes at Council.

Tim's experience and knowledge allows him to stand for strong action on climate change. He believes we can be a world leader of quality and clean living by reducing emissions and sustainable use of energy.