The people of Victoria have spoken over the past month and, after a deluge of button-pushing by the Victorian Electoral Commission over the past four days, we now know who will govern Victoria’s 79 councils for the next four years.

I won’t be one of them, having been turfed by the good burghers of Melbourne, although my preferences achieved the two noteworthy outcomes of denying Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s team a majority and instead electing Melbourne's first indigenous councillor, Brooke Wandin, a direct descendant of Wurundjeri elder William Barak.