WATSON, Allan

Allan Watson, proprietor of Jimmy Watsons Wine Bar. Married with
two sons, working in the business. Appointed legend of Rutherglen,
Justice of the Peace, for over forty years, past Trustee of the World
Heritage Royal Exhibition Building, previous board member of The
Zoological gardens. Councillor of the City of Melbourne over several
terms and Lord Mayor 1993. On fathers death I commissioned
Robin Boyd to redesign the facade of 333 Lygon Street, which
now has Heritage protection. Key objectives as Lord Mayor are the
safety and a cleaner city and surrounds, and a sensitive restoration
of the Queen Victoria market. Improved amenities for residents
especially lighting and safety. Would keenly like to help resolve the
homeless position around the streets of the city, in conjunction with
the Salvation Army and the churches that are at the coal face of
the problem. My original maiden speech in the seventies led to the
introduction of disabled parking, which has blossomed to general
use. Would like to bring back stability to the present council to
transcend any petty and personal agendas

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