Tony Vallelonga

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Domenicantonio Cosimo "Tony" Vallelonga JP (born in Calabria, Italy) is an Australian property developer and former mayor. He was mayor of the City of Stirling in Perth, Western Australia between 1997 and 2005.

Early life[edit]

Vallelonga was born in Calabria, Italy in the late 1940s and emigrated to Australia in his mid-teens in March 1963 on the SS Oceania.[1][2]

Public life[edit]

Vallelonga was elected to the Osborne ward of the City of Stirling in 1988, until leaving council in 2005, he served four terms as mayor between 1997 and 2005.[3][4]

In 2009 Vallelonga was made an Honorary Freeman of the City of Stirling.[5]

Vallelonga is a trustee of the Channel 7 Telethon Trust, a children's charitable foundation.[6]

Mafia allegations[edit]

In March 2011 an arrest warrant was issued by an Italian prosecutor alleging that Vallelonga was linked to 'Ndrangheta member Giuseppe Commisso.[7] Vallelonga has denied any wrongdoing.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Lloyd (11 March 2011). "Ex-mayor Tony Vallelonga in tears as arrest warrant issued". Perth Now. Perth, Western Australia: Nationwide News. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "SS Oceania". Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Record fourth term for Mayor Tony Vallelonga". Stirling Community. City of Stirling. 27 May 2003. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tony ‘ads’ to the mix in multicultural Stirling". Stirling Times. Perth, Western Australia: Community Newspaper Group. 26 October 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "City of Stirling Special Meeting of Council held to Bestow the title of Honorary Freeman of the City of Stirling upon Domenicantonio Cosimo Vallelonga JP" (PDF). City of Stirling. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Telethon: The Trustees". The Channel 7 Telethon Trust. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Welch, Dylan (10 March 2011). "Perth man linked with Mafia boss". The Age. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  8. ^ O'Brien, Amanda (10 March 2011). "Perth developer denies mafia link". The Australian. Sydney, New South Wales: News Limited. Retrieved 28 March 2011.