Councillor Andrea Surace

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

Portfolio: Integrated Transport

Phone: 0408 309 435

Email: asurace@mvcc.vic.gov.au

December/January update

We continue to be frustrated that the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is not listening to us regarding the Buckley Street level crossing removal project. I will continue to advocate for the best outcome for our residents and environment. I encourage you to keep writing to your local MPs, the Minister for Public Transport and the Premier of Victoria demanding our preferred option – rail-under-road.

We are committed to the redevelopment of the East Keilor Leisure Centre. The centre is an important community asset, helping residents to live active, healthy and engaged lives and offers a wide variety of equipment, facilities and classes. The plan for the redevelopment is being designed and I look forward to seeing the centre evolve.

A master plan has been developed for Overland Reserve and this will see the construction of a new pavilion and updates to parking, gardens and sporting areas. These changes will benefit Rose Hill Ward residents and visitors and I look forward to seeing families enjoying the reinvigorated space.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

About Cr Surace

Tell us about yourself

I am a resident of Avondale Heights where I have raised three children. I run a small business in Keilor East. I am interested and passionate about community issues and what affects our neighbourhood and local environment.

What five words best describe you?

  1. Honest
  2. Tolerant
  3. Friendly
  4. Ambitious
  5. Family oriented

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

  • Improvement in public transport options and connection, for example, extending the 59 tram and a rain link between Melbourne Airport and the CBD
  • Better communication between developers, Council and residents
  • Improved road infrastructure - collaboration and integration with neighbouring municipalities and their impact on Council
  • Development of Canning Street Reserve to further enhance it
  • Netball courts established and continued growth of our sporting venues for the youth and wider community within the municipality

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

  • Surrounded by waterways which also run through the municipality
  • Community spirit and diversity
  • Multiculturalism
  • Interaction and communities supporting each other
  • Choices of shopping precincts, services and infrastructure
Last updated: Sunday, 10 December 2017, 10:32 AM