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

Email: nsharpe@mvcc.vic.gov.au

June/July update

Council is proactive in working with school leadership teams to identify opportunities where we can work together. Council hosts the Moonee Valley Principals’ Breakfast twice a year, and the recent breakfast’s theme was youth employment. It’s important that we help our youth to develop skills and gain qualifications which will assist them to gain long-term employment. Thank you to those who attended.

I’m delighted the new change rooms at Lebanon Reserve Pavilion are officially open. The change rooms now cater for female participants and, as a result, has allowed Strathmore Football Club to have female teams represented in the Essendon District Football League. The works also included changes rooms for umpires, a medical room, store room and modifications to the old change room space so it can be utilised for other activities.

Winter is the perfect time to learn a new skill. Our libraries and neighbourhood centres offer a wide range of courses, and the Incinerator Gallery hosts termly programs. There’s something for everyone, no matter what your age, so get involved today!

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?

  1. Dedicated
  2. Responsible
  3. Honest
  4. Hardworking
  5. 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.

Last updated: Monday, 29 May 2017, 1:37 AM