Mayor Councillor Margaret O'Rourke
Cr Margaret O’Rourke is an accomplished business woman with extensive leadership experience.
She is a former manager of Telstra Countrywide and is currently a Deputy Director at the Bendigo Kangan Institute and Director at Goulburn Murray Water and Bendigo Health Care Group. Her previous roles include Chair of Bendigo TAFE and a Director for the Tasmanian Ports Corporation and Bendigo Business Council.
Cr O’Rourke was elected to Council on the platform of developing a strong and prosperous future for Greater Bendigo that encourages industry and job development. She looks forward to focusing on improving the retail sector and developing a strategy to drive growth, and believes this work will position Greater Bendigo as a key art and retail destination in regional Australia.
Cr O’Rourke is also looking forward to working closely with our rural communities and ensuring both rural and urban residents are better connected to new technology.
This is Cr O’Rourke’s first time as a Councillor. She is a long-time Bendigo resident and lives here with her husband Ray and their two daughters. Cr O'Rourke is serving as Mayor for 2016/2017.
Out and about with the Mayor
Each month the Mayor reports to Council regarding the meetings, events and activities she has attended over the past month. View this month's report.
Letter to residents regarding the nbn
View a letter from the Mayor regarding the rollout of the nbn in Greater Bendigo.