Windermere Ward

2 councillors


Enrolment: 34,505

Voter Turnout: 27,987 (81.11% of total enrolment)

Informal Votes: 833 (2.98% of total votes)

Formal Votes: 27,154

Vacancies: 2

Quota: 9,052

Elected Candidates

1stAnthony AitkenIndependent
2ndKylie GrzybekIndependent

Primary Vote

Anthony Aitken 1st
Kylie Grzybek 2nd
Sarah Hathway
Monique Connell
Enamul Haque

Party Vote:

Socialist Alliance

Full Results:

Anthony AitkenIndependent10,52538.76%1.16+6.86%
Kylie GrzybekIndependent6,10322.48%0.67+10.71%
Sarah HathwaySocialist Alliance4,29215.81%0.47+15.81%
Monique ConnellIndependent3,13511.55%0.35+11.55%
Enamul HaqueIndependent3,09911.41%0.34+11.41%

Distribution of Preferences

Windermere Ward preference flow diagram

* indicates elected candidate. Click on graph to expand.

Facts about Windermere Ward

Suburbs: Anakie, Avalon, Balliang, Batesford, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Corio, Fyansford, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Lara, Little River, Lovely Banks, Moorabool, Norlane, North Geelong, North Shore, Point Wilson, Staughton Vale

Voters: 34,505 voters

Area: 708.84 sq km.

Quota: 11,502 votes required to be elected, subject to change based on voter turnout, informal votes and changes to the roll

Candidates Forum: Wednesday, 7 October at 1:30pm | Submit a question

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Current Representatives: Anthony Aitken, Kylie Grzybek

Number of Candidates Last Time: 11 candidates in 2017

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Candidates (5):

Enamul HaqueIndependentView
Kylie GrzybekIndependentView
Monique ConnellIndependentView
Anthony AitkenIndependentView
Sarah HathwaySocialist AllianceView

 Enamul Haque

Enamul HaqueIndependent

Attending Forum

Political views: Unknown/Undisclosed

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3,099 votes - 11.41% - 0.34 quotas - +11.41% swing

Interview with Mitchell Dye on October 7th 2020:

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 Kylie Grzybek

Kylie GrzybekIndependent

CouncillorAttending Forum

Political views: Proud Union Member[source]

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Elected 2nd 6,103 votes - 22.48% - 0.67 quotas - +10.71% swing


Interview with Mitchell Dye on October 7th 2020:

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 Monique Connell

Monique ConnellIndependent

Attending Forum

Political views: Put Climate First Alliance[source]

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3,135 votes - 11.55% - 0.35 quotas - +11.55% swing

Interview with Mitchell Dye on October 7th 2020:

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 Anthony Aitken

Anthony AitkenIndependent

CouncillorAttending Forum

Political views: Unknown/Undisclosed[source]

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Elected 1st 10,525 votes - 38.76% - 1.16 quotas - +6.86% swing


Interview with Mitchell Dye on October 7th 2020:

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 Sarah Hathway

Sarah HathwaySocialist Alliance

Attending Forum

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4,292 votes - 15.81% - 0.47 quotas - +15.81% swing


Interview with Mitchell Dye on October 7th 2020:

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Other electorates in this election:

Bellarine (Greater Geelong)- 10 candidates | Brownbill (Greater Geelong)- 12 candidates | Kardinia (Greater Geelong)- 12 candidates | Golden Plains Shire- 13 candidates | Borough of Queenscliffe- 11 candidates | Torquay (Surf Coast)- 10 candidates | Anglesea (Surf Coast)- 5 candidates | Winchelsea (Surf Coast)- 5 candidates | Lorne (Surf Coast)- 1 candidates

Last Time


Windermere is the only ward in the City of Greater Geelong with two councillors due to its smaller population. The 2017 result in Windermere showed Anthony Aitken achieve 0.86 quotas on his own, over double the votes of any other candidate. As the clear front-runner he was easily elected into the first position early in the count.

The race for the second position was very open with a number of candidates finishing on a very similar number of votes between 0.2-0.4 quotas.

Kylie Gryzbek was ultimately elected in the 21st count on the exclusion of Jordan Grossman. She was 2,033 votes ahead of the only other candidate left – David Withington. She was helped along by strong preference flows from Jordan Grossman and Marina Kozul.

Top 6 Candidates By Primary Vote in 2017

The graph shows the primary vote for each candidate, what order they were elected in, the number of quotas they received and the percentage of the vote. In a contest with two vacancies, one quota is approximately 33% of the vote.

Windermere Top 6

How Each Successful Candidate Was Elected

These graphs show the key preferences that went to the successful candidates from other candidates.

Anthony Aitken

Kylie Grzybek

Previous Candidates Forums

Mitchell Dye with the Windermere candidates

Listen back to the 2017 Windermere Forum from October 2, 2017: