Kate Makin

Mayor | South-West Ward Councillor


Cr Kate Makin was elected to Corangamite Shire Council in November 2020 and elected Mayor in 2023 

Kate lives with her husband Matt and sons Jasper, Oliver and Leo near Scotts Creek where they run a small agricultural business. Kate is passionate about giving back to her local community and has been an active volunteer at various sporting clubs across the Shire. As a mum of young children she hopes to bring that point of view to the Council table.

What inspired you to run for Council?
I have always had a passion for my local community and felt it was time to give back and challenge myself. I believe being on Council would be the best way to achieve this. 

What do you believe some of the challenges will be for this Council?
COVID-19, recovering the tourism industry and getting businesses back on their feet. Keeping our youth in the region, reliable internet, and ensuring our roads are safe.

What do you hope to achieve as a Councillor?
I hope I can represent the whole community to the best of my ability so we can make the right decisions together to help Corangamite be a fantastic place to live and visit.

If there is one thing (or project) you want to see happen in your time as Councillor, what would it be?
Getting our major arterial roads upgraded to an acceptable and safe standard for the community to travel on.

Committee appointments:

  • Cobden Aerodrome Committee of Management (substitute)
  • Central Pools Committee
  • Corangamite Youth Council
  • Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Board