Councillor Narelle Sharpe
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 has taken a number of years but I am pleased to see the footpaths being constructed in Talbot
Road, Strathmore. There aren’t too many unconstructed footpaths in Buckley Ward, but this
one also acts as a connection point with the Moonee Ponds Creek trail. It’s a great outcome for
Kindergarten applications for next year have just opened so don’t forget to register. We provide
a large number of places within our sessional kindergartens with the aim of ensuring every child
has a kindergarten place. Kindergartens are an important part of the learning process for our
Council is currently looking at traffic movements throughout North Essendon. I sit on the
working group which includes residents from around the area. We have had productive
discussions around the issues of traffic management throughout North Essendon and I look
forward to receiving further information about ways we can improve traffic flow and parking
issues throughout the area bound by Keilor Road, Bulla Road and the Calder and Tullamarine
Freeways (where bordered by Matthews Avenue).
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.