Mr Patane says operating his own business in the health and fitness industry for the past 19 years in Kialla has given him a grass-roots understanding of the needs and aspirations of a diverse community.
He says the existing Greater Shepparton City Council is boring, stagnant and needs a bit of life, more energy, passion and enthusiasm.
Mr Patane says his strong sense of community spirit, together with a high level of integrity and common sense means he is the right person to be elected to the council.
He says he has been one of those negative towards the outgoing council.
But instead of doing nothing about it, he has decided to put his hand up for election.
‘‘If no-one stands up and just complains, nothing gets changed, ’’ he said.
Mr Patane is calling for more unity, a more proactive attitude to revitalisation of the Shepparton CBD and smarter approaches to parking.
Mr Patane says council has ‘‘got to start listening to the average person’’.
Alongside renewed enthusiasm, Mr Patane wants to see diversity on council, and decisions made to benefit all ratepayers.