Elected in 2008, I am Moonee Valley's youngest female Mayor and am honoured to have served as Mayor for an unprecedented three times.
I grew up in Strathmore and now reside in Essendon. I have been educated locally and have worked within the municipality for the past fifteen 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 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.
What do you hope to achieve in your Council term?
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.