Deputy Mayor Cr Liam Hughes

Councillor Liam Hughes

South Ward

Includes Frankston South, Langwarrin South, and also includes parts of the Frankston Central Activity Area, Frankston and Langwarrin.

Phone: 0434 703 239 

What inspired you to run for Council?

Frankston is my home. I grew up here, go to school here and have been a volunteer at the yacht club for over five years. Volunteering is something I enjoy doing. Giving back to the community has always been a priority for me.

I can bring a change to Frankston by highlighting the needs of all who live here from the youth to the elderly.

What are you top areas of focus for the next four years?

Increasing the communication between Frankston Council and the community. For too long, ratepayers have been left in the dark on where their rates are going and how they are benefiting from them.

Decreasing or stopping the growth of rates. Now more than ever with COVID, ratepayers need a break from this ever-increasing cost of living.

More places for the youth and the community to go to when they are out of the house. For example, all-weather Skate Park, music and arts festivals and community backed programs.

Cleaner streets and parks with more proactive responses to issues such as overhanging branches on pathways, broken streetlights and blocked drains

What do you believe are your strongest qualities?

I am open to change. I am not coming into Frankston council with the mentality that I have all the solutions to every problem in Frankston. I am coming into council to listen to the people who live and work here and to be responsive to the issues that are raised. For example, if there is a problem with business in Frankston, I’ll go and talk to different business owners as they are the experts. They know what is best and I am ready to give them more of a voice and listen to the ideas that they have for our great home.

Persistence. I will run with a project till the end rather than dropping and changing when a new one comes along. I will not finish until the job is done.

Hard working. I am not afraid to roll my sleeves up and do the tough stuff so that objectives can be met.

What do I love most about the local area?

Frankston has got it all, whether it be a swimming pool or the beach, great local shops or entertainment complexes, parks or reserves. Frankston is home to everything that makes a community great.

The down to earth nature of our locals only adds to the ripper atmosphere that we have all come to know and love. Couple this with a thriving community spirit and Frankston isn’t the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, it’s the destination.