MAV Technology was established by the Municipal Association of Victoria in 2004. It is an independently funded group of local government IT, digital and business transformation practitioners, who are committed to demonstrating leadership to improve council and community services. 75 of Victoria’s 79 councils are current members of MAV Technology.

MAV Technology provides:

  • communication channels for members to share ideas, resources and experiences;
  • collaborative procurement opportunities to reduce costs and increase efficiency;
  • conference and forum events to encourage discussion and innovation;
  • workshops to share knowledge and expertise;
  • training programs for professional development;
  • funding for projects of strategic value to the sector;
  • awards to encourage and recognise innovation in ICT;
  • advocacy for major transformative initiatives;
  • a platform to collaborate with other levels of government and local government associations.







View the MAV Technology Annual Review 2018


Representation from regional, rural and metropolitan councils with a broad range of skills, experience, expertise and interest areas:

Mr Matthew Szymczak, Senior Lead – Smart City, City of Greater Geelong (Chair)

Mr Russell Bennett, Manager Business Systems, Southern Grampians Shire Council (Conveners Sub-Committee Chair)

Ms Daniela Mazzone, Technology Partnership and Sector Innovation Manager, City of Melbourne (Motivators Sub-Committee Chair)

Ms Justine Resta, Transformation Office Manager, City of Greater Geelong (Enablers Sub-Committee Chair)

Mr Michael Smyth, Manager Information Management, City of Greater Bendigo (Deputy Chair & Co-Designers Sub-Committee Chair)

Mr John Staines, Chief Information Officer, Glen Eira City Council (Governors Sub-Committee Chair)

Mr Clint Allsop, Manager Technology, City of Casey

Ms Shweta Babbar, Chief Transformation Officer, Glen Eira City Council

Mr Prasanna Balasooriya, Digital Technology Advisor, Maroondah City Council

Ms Margherita Barbante, Manager Information Services, City of Yarra

Mr David Bellchambers, Manager Information Technology, Manningham Council

Mr Daniel Butel, Business Integration Manager, Campaspe Shire Council

Mr Patrick Dillon, Program Manager Digital Transformation, Frankston City Council

Mr Michael Dugina, Executive Director Customer and Corporate Services, City of Greater Geelong

Mr Juan Hernandez, Manager Customer, Digital & Transformation Services, Rural City of Wangaratta

Mr Paul Kealley, Information Systems Coordinator, Mildura Rural City Council

Mr Brian Marks, Coordinator Application Services, Manningham Council

Mr Neil McQuinn, IT Manager, Surf Coast Shire Council

Mr Scott Morrow, Service Excellence Coordinator, Glen Eira City Council

Dr Adam Mowlam, Smart Cities Lead, Wyndham City Council

Ms Gerardine O’Sullivan, Principal Digital Strategist, City of Boroondara

Ms Sri Ramesh, Digital PM, Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Dr Chris Rathborne, Chief Information Officer, City of Moreland

Ms Carolynne Roberts, IS Administrator, Golden Plains Shire Council

Ms Stretch (Julia) Smith, Manager Business Transformation, Northern Grampians Shire Council

Mr Matthew Tulloch, ICT Facilitation Officer, Northern Grampians Shire Council

Ms Hyma Valpala, Digital and Data Lead, Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Mr Roger Verwey, Manager Information Services, Hobsons Bay City Council

Mr Chris Whyte, ICT Manager, Hepburn Shire Council

Mr Peter Williams, Manager Information and Business Transformation, Loddon Shire Council

Mr Vaughan  Williams, Director Corporate Services, Northern Grampians Shire Council

Mr Hans Wolf, Chief Information Officer, City of Whittlesea

Ms Lisa Bennetto, Executive Officer, MAV Technology


MAV Technology is an advisory group of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). The MAV is a membership association and the legislated peak body for local government in Victoria, incorporated by an Act of State Parliament. Membership of the MAV is voluntary and all 79 Victorian councils are currently members.


MAV Technology membership is available to all Victorian Councils by annual subscription. Membership entitles ALL council employees and Councillors to access MAV Technology resources, events and communication networks. In 2020, 75 Victorian Councils are current members of MAV Technology. Associate membership is available to interstate members of LGITSA, LGTAS, LGAQ, WALGA, LGNT, LGNSW.


MAV Technology is governed by an annually elected Executive Committee of representatives from member councils and the MAV. It operates under an MOU with the MAV, working towards a common goal of providing technology and digital advice, capability, services, resources and events to member councils through five sub-committees.

All MAV Technology member councils are eligible to nominate representatives to participate on the MAV Technology Executive Committee for a term of two years. Successive terms are permissible. The call for nominations for available positions occurs annually in July/August.


MAV Strategic Plan 2019-21
MAV Technology Governance 2020

For more information, contact Lisa Bennetto, Executive Officer, MAV Technology.