Cr Jenny Blake

Address PO Box 111
Bannockburn VIC 3331
Contact Details Fax: 03 5220 7100
Mobile: 0408 518 085

Cr Jenny Blake

Mobile:  0408 518 085


First elected:  March 1996

Cr Jenny Blake has been a Councillor with Golden Plains Shire since 1996.  She served previous terms as Mayor in 2008‑09, 2009‑10, 2012-13 and 2013-14.  Cr Blake is a member of Council's Planning Committee and CEO Review Committee.

In 2015 Cr Blake was appointed to the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Cr Blake is a current and active member of the following groups:

  • Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust Board (2011) as appointed by the Victorian Premier and the Minister for Arts
  • Victorian Gorse Taskforce (2008)
  • MAV Human Services Committee
  • G21 Arts, Culture & Heritage Pillar
  • G21 Transportation Pillar
  • Peri Urban Group of Rural Councils

Jenny is proud to be the Chairperson for the Rural Community Women’s Network Inc. (formerly the Golden Plains Women in Drought Committee) that is successfully striving to ensure that the effects of the drought and global financial crisis for residents of the Golden Plains Shire are recognised, and that the social needs of those affected, especially children, are addressed.

 In the past, Cr Blake participated in the following groups:

  • Former Golden Plains Shire Council Environment Strategy Steering Committee (Chairperson)
  • Hesse Rural Health Board
  • G21 Environment Pillar
  • G21 Board
  • G21 Arts and Culture Pillar
  • Rural Councils Victoria Executive Committee
  • MAV CMA State Working Group
  • MAV Right to Farm Working Group
  • Federal Adamsons’ Blown Grass Recovery Team
  • Victorian Women in Rural Communities Taskforce (2000 to 2007)
  • Central Victorian Farm Forestry Committee (local government representative)
  • Central Victorian Timber Road Funding Committee
  • Corangamite Rural Counselling Committee (local government representative)
  • Victoria Dry Conditions Social Working Group
  • Geelong Gaming Advisory Committee
  • Golden Plains Disability Family Fun Day Committee (2012 Chairperson)
  • Inverleigh Flora and Fauna Reserve Committee (1996 and 1998)
  • Surf Coast Serrated Tussock Working Group
  • Rural Councils Victoria Executive Committee
  • Timber Towns Victoria Executive Committee (1996) including a role as Vice Chairperson


  Cr Blake was a self‑funded participant and presenter at the:

  • World Women’s Agricultural Congress in Spain (2002)
  • Landcare Conference in Darwin (2003)


Cr Blake is an active member of her local community.  From 1986 to 1995 Cr Blake was Treasurer of the Leigh Community Care Centre.  In 1993, Cr Blake won the Primary Producer Landcare Award (Victorian Section).  She has been active within Landcare since 1989 and was involved with the CSIRO ‘Indicators of Catchment Health’ Project.  This year she also chaired the Golden Plains Disability Family Fun Day committee.


Cr Blake is a director of a sheep, wool and crop farming enterprise.  She has wide employment experience particularly in the health care industry with qualifications that now see her delivering the Supporting Vulnerable Victorians in Accommodation Initiative’ in the Barwon region and the ‘Independent Lives Project’ in the Geelong region.


Current at April 2016.

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