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

October/November update

The Alf Pearce Reserve Dog Park in Strathmore has officially opened – the first of its kind in Moonee Valley! I made a commitment last year to ensure this initiative, which started from a petition organised by a resident, was brought to fruition. The park has agility equipment, grass and an area for smaller, less agile dogs to play and socialise. I visited the site a few days after it opened and received positive feedback from residents. It was great to see the number of dogs using the park, as a constant stream of people and their dogs were coming and going. The park has quickly become a community asset and social hub. I thank the residents involved for their hard work in pursuing a dog off-lead park.

Our beautiful Christmas tree will soon be installed on Mt Alexander Road. After much feedback over the years, I requested the tree be reinstalled in its original location, outside the Clocktower Centre, as residents and visitors to Moonee Valley enjoy seeing this symbol of Christmas in such a prominent location.

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: Thursday, 28 September 2017, 1:21 AM