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

August/September update

The Hyatt Place Melbourne hotel recently opened at Essendon Fields bringing many economic benefits for Moonee Valley. The hotel boosts jobs in the area and builds upon the vibrancy of the existing business community in Essendon Fields and Airport West.

Thanks to everyone who nominated a community member, group and business for the 2017 Spirit of Moonee Valley Community Awards. This is our annual opportunity to celebrate the contributions of our dedicated community and I look forward to acknowledging the winners at the awards ceremony.

I'd like to welcome the community members who have become part of our new Portfolio Advisory Committees. I chair the Lifelong Learning committee which will consider the development of the community from youth to old age, including advocating for people from all backgrounds. I look forward to working closely together and to the committees’ valuable contribution over the coming years.

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, 24 July 2017, 4:16 AM