From 2007-2010, I served as the Councillor for Flemington, Kensington (now City of Melbourne), Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds.
During this time, I advocated tirelessly for: Action on climate change
funding for annual targets to lower Council's emissions
support for residents to install solar panels and water tanks
funding for bike paths to enable children and commuters to ride safely
funding for parks and open space
strategies for healthy water ways
sustainable water plans for open spaces and street trees
publications in multiple languages for our large population without English as a first language
the inclusion of local artwork in street enhancement projects
a strategy for sporting facilities for netball
funding for childcare and support for kindergartens
support for aged, disability and diversity services
heritage protection for suburbs with significant neighbourhood character and inadequate protection
consultation with residents on issues affecting them
appropriate venue management to restore neighbourhood amenity in Moonee Ponds Mt Road precinct
over-development at Lombards and 1 Ascot Vale Rd
against the destruction of parkland by the proposed East West Link
over-development of small blocks resulting in loss of amenity for neighbours
inequity in spending
the sale of parkland.
In 2007, I was one of the only Councillors to vote against the sale of a portion of Debneys Park that eventually paved the way for the construction of the Lombards tower.
I value investment in environmental and community services that make our suburbs even more vibrant, healthy, inclusive and sustainable.