Ward: Buckley (representing Aberfeldie, Essendon Fields, Essendon North, Strathmore, most of Essendon and Strathmore Heights, and parts of Moonee Ponds and Essendon West)
Portfolio: Lifelong Learning
Phone: 0429 977 171
It is an honour to have been re-elected to represent Buckley Ward residents. There are a number
of big issues currently being faced by Buckley Ward, particularly the Buckley Street Level Crossing. It is vital we get the best outcome from this project. Please ensure you get involved and have
your say on the design.
We have so many great spaces and lovely parklands dotted through Buckley Ward. In late
2016 Council asked the community for ideas for improvements at Buckley Park, Clifton Park,
Woodlands Park and Salmon Reserve. The feedback gathered is being used to help develop draft
master plans for these parks which will go out for public consultation later this year. Keep an eye out for information and ensure you get involved during the consultation.
About Cr Narelle Sharpe
Tell us about yourself
I grew up in Strathmore and now reside in Essendon. I have been educated locally and have worked within the municipality for the past 20 years. I have a background in accounting and am a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. I am married with two young children.
What five words best describe you?
- Community spirited
What do you hope to achieve in your term as Councillor?
Some areas I intended to focus on include advocating for the full signalisation of the Mt Alexander/Keilor/Bulla Road intersection and the preferred option of rail under road at the Buckley Street level crossing.
The proposed new planning zones will need to be addressed and we must ensure that residents and residential streets are protected from high density development. Heritage buildings within Buckley Ward must be saved and protected.
I will continue to ensure the best services are provided to residents through all life stages, from birth to older age and I look forward to developing the upgrade of the Niddrie Library. I’m keen to see the dedicated off leash dog park at Alf Pearce Reserve finalised and developed.
Consultation with residents on all issues that may affect them must be a priority of Council. We need your input to provide the information to make responsible decisions.
What do you think are Moonee Valley’s greatest strengths?
Moonee Valley has many strengths – rivers, racecourses, sporting clubs, beautiful parks and streetscapes, the people, the shopping, entertainment precincts and the arts, its close proximity to the city and Tullamarine Airport – the list could go on. Moonee Valley is a wonderful place to live and I am humbled and honoured to be a Councillor of this great city.