Councillor Samantha Byrne

Ward: Rose Hill (Airport West, Avondale Heights, Keilor East, Niddrie, most of Essendon West and part of Strathmore Heights)

Portfolio: Leisure and Active Communities

Phone: 0437 329 146


June/July update

Winter is the perfect time to explore what Moonee Valley has to offer. Rug up and take a walk through a park or two, we’ve got plenty of them in our great city so why not explore a new one! Make it an adventure and dine in a restaurant or café that you haven’t been to before.

Come along to the Winter Music in the Valley concert series and listen to talented musicians play classical music in some of Moonee Valley’s greatest acoustic venues. While you’re there, take the opportunity to explore the building; the amazing architecture and unique memorabilia and works of art that each one has to offer.

With two great venues at our doorstep, you can take in a show at the Clocktower Centre or visit an exhibition at the Incinerator Gallery. If you’re wanting to learn something new or pick up a new novel to read, head to our libraries. There really is a course for everyone.

I encourage you to get out this winter and enjoy our Moonee Valley culture.

About Cr Byrne

Tell us about yourself

I am a lifelong, proud and passionate Moonee Valley resident and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that I have to represent this municipality over the next 4 years. I live in East Keilor with my husband and energetic dog Matilda. I currently work at the local Community Health Centre, where my hours are shared between being a Podiatrist and co-ordinating a respite service for the elderly or those living with dementia.  My interests include spending time with family, long runs around our beautiful parks and waterways, playing netball and socialising with friends. 

What five words best describe you?

  1. Hardworking
  2. Motivated
  3. Innovative
  4. Compassionate
  5. Independent

What do you hope to achieve in your term as Councillor?

Our parks, gardens and open spaces are some of our greatest community assets. I would like to increase our commitment to quality open spaces and see a greater number of sporting facilities for men and women in Rose Hill.

I also want to increase community spirit, involvement and engagement in our neighbourhoods by introducing initiatives such as food trucks, farmers markets, dog parks and small festivals and events.

An important first step in achieving this is to have your say in consultation on our long-term plan for Moonee Valley. I encourage you to get involved in this consultation and help us to shape the future of our great city. Sharing your ideas on what is important to you and your family will ensure that we get our long-term planning right.

I also hope to promote the value of local council to a younger audience - particularly on social media.

As a collective, we need to work on a cohesive plan to implement a Moonee Valley Planning Scheme which will control the overdevelopment in our municipality.

What do you think are Moonee Valley's greatest strengths?

The open spaces, beautiful parks, rivers and creeks. 

Last updated: Thursday, 22 June 2017, 1:46 PM