Cr Bob Turner

Bob Turner immigrated to Australia from Dundee, Scotland, in 1989 with his wife and three young sons and settled in Melton in 1990. Since then, his sons have married and Bob is now proud grandad to six beautiful grandchildren.

A toolmaker by trade, Bob was a founding member of the Melton Street Surfer Bus, Melton Idol and The Gap on Graham Inc Youth Centre initiatives. He is an active member of The Gap on Graham Inc, local community radio station 979fm, the Lions Club of Melton, the Red Cross, and is an L2P driving instructor.

Bob was first elected to Council in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 and 2016. He served as Deputy Mayor in 2012/2013 and 2016/2017, and as Mayor in 2013/2014, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.

Keen to keep rate rises to a minimum while still being able to deliver the services his community needs, Bob is a strong advocate for improving our transport system, in particular, the frequency and duplication of the local train service and better local bus linkages. He also supports duplication of the Melton Highway, improvements to local health services (especially increasing the number of doctors and availability of hospital day and dental services), and an increased police presence in the City of Melton.

Bob is passionate about the health and wellbeing of young people, especially in the areas of training and education. He strongly supports improved facility and program delivery, the establishment of more primary and secondary schools in the City of Melton’s growing suburbs and better local access to TAFE. 

Contact Cr Turner

 0412 584 224