Cr Mayne

Should tender decisions be made in open session?

Here is the submission Stephen Mayne has made opposing the City of Melbourne proposal to return to the pre-2013 default position of making tender decisions in council sessions which are closed to the public. You too can make a submission by going to this page and submitting it before 10am on Tuesday.

Oct. 28, 2019

Tracking recent City of Melbourne council meetings

This list tracks the length of City of Melbourne council meetings plus the number of items and number of motions initiated by councillors.

Oct. 27, 2019

Almost 150 councillors who made it to parliament

We've compiled this list of almost 150 current and past federal and state politicians who got their start serving on their local council. For updates and additions email

Apr. 4, 2019

Boroondara's disgraceful shafting of Coral Ross

Here is a copy of two emails sent to the decision-makers at Boroondara arguing against the decision to shaft Coral Ross as MAV President by cancelling her position as delegate.

Dec. 31, 2018

Full call of the card for Vic council elections

This list tracks ward structures, nominations, retirements, defeats, results, mayoral selection and some of the key issues in the 2016 Victorian council elections. Feel free to email your thoughts to or tweet us @maynereport.

Jun. 19, 2019

Tracking Victorian Crs who are members of a political party

This list tracks local government councillors in Victoria who are paid up members of a political party. Send additional names or corrections to

Dec. 31, 2018

94 former councillors who attempted a return

Here is a list of 94 former councillors who attempted a return to local government at the 2016 council elections and this research was picked up by the Herald Sun. At the bottom we also have 16 examples of family affairs. Send more tips to

Dec. 31, 2018

Why re-elect Stephen Mayne to City of Melbourne

Here is a package of material supporting the re-election of independent Stephen Mayne to City of Melbourne in the Victorian local government elections.

Oct. 24, 2016

Key links for City of Melbourne election

Here are links to key documents for the 2016 City of Melbourne election campaign.

Mar. 11, 2017

Governance reforms at City of Melbourne

Here is an account of governance and transparency reforms at City of Melbourne as they rolled out chronologically since the last council elections in October 2012.

Oct. 27, 2019

53 City of Melbourne motions

Here are links to the 54 City of Melbourne motions put up by Stephen Mayne since November 2012 which have driven a wide ranging governance and transparency reform program.

Jan. 20, 2017

Donald Trump motion at City of Melbourne

Here is the text of a motion lodged by Cr Stephen Mayne to be debated next Tuesday night at the City of Melbourne.

Apr. 16, 2019

Time line on the car share debate

Here is a timeline of the car share debate which took place at City of Melbourne in mid-2015.

Nov. 6, 2015

City of Melbourne's People's Panel

Here are link to the all relevant documents on City of Melbourne's ground-breaking citizen jury advising on the first ever 10 year financial plan.

Dec. 31, 2018

Towers approved by Matthew Guy

This list tracks the buildings above 25,000sqm in the City of Melbourne that have been approved by Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy since 2009.

Jan. 26, 2017

Elected to City of Melbourne

Here is a package of material published during the election campaign leading up to the October 2012 City of Melbourne elections.

Apr. 16, 2019

Local government action on pokies

Here are some links to local government bodies which have passed resolutions or motions related to poker machine reform.

Apr. 9, 2018

History of Manningham's short-lived finance committee

This list tracks the short history of Manningham's Finance and Governance Advisory Committee (FAGAC) and part of the debate about aged care reform.

Jan. 26, 2017

Notices of Motion at Manningham 2008-2012

This list tracks notices of motion put up by individual councillors at Manningham from 2008 until 2012.

Dec. 31, 2018

Ranking primary votes of Manningham candidates

This list ranks the primary votes of all candidates for Manningham City Council at the 2008 and 2005 elections.

Dec. 31, 2018

Tracking the length of Manningham meetings

This list tracks the length of Manningham Council meetings over the past three years. It was decisive in allowing public questions to be moved to start of the meetings.

Nov. 6, 2015

Tracking the 5-4 factional votes

This list tracks the number of 5-4 votes at Manningham where the Labor-led faction stuck together to collectively roll the officers.

Dec. 31, 2018