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

February/March update

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and have settled into your work or study routine once again. The fun of summer isn’t over yet! The Moonee Valley Festival on Sunday, 25 February is a vibrant event to take part in, with activities for all ages, so come along and enjoy a day in the beautiful Queens Park. I hope to see you there.

There are many cafes, restaurants and bars taking part in Eat Drink Westside and which showcase the offerings of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in the west. If you’re looking for a new place to try some amazing food and beverages, book early to avoid missing out on the great events. Please support our local hospitality businesses.

I’m pleased to see progress on the East Keilor Leisure Centre redevelopment project. Design of the project is underway and construction is expected to start next year. It will be great once the project is completed but in the meantime, it’s business as usual for the centre.

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: Monday, 29 January 2018, 5:02 AM