Councillor Nicole Marshall

Ward: Myrnong (representing Ascot Vale, Flemington, Travancore, most of Moonee Ponds and part of Essendon)

Portfolios: Strategic Planning, Environment

Phone: 0408 141 471

Email: nmarshall@mvcc.vic.gov.au

October/November update

With our popular My Smart Garden workshops giving people the skills to grow their own food, I’m interested in innovative ways Council can provide additional food growing opportunities for our community, including those living in apartments. From growing in public spaces, to helping schools with their gardens during school holidays, if you have any creative ideas, please do get in touch.

I meet regularly with residents to discuss matters concerning them. As a result, I’ll be putting forward some notices of motion over the coming months, which are requests for issues to be investigated and discussed at a future Council meeting.

These include options to ensure construction projects are properly managed to minimise impacts on the community, and whether we can better ensure our roads are properly reinstated after utility and other companies undertake works. Following my motion regarding the disclosure of Councillor expenses, I’ll also be raising a notice of motion asking for ways we can further improve transparency by making more information about Councillors, senior officers and Council operations available online. 

About Cr Marshall

Tell us about yourself

I'm a lawyer who lives with my husband and five young children in Ascot Vale.

I'm involved in a range of community organisations and, like many other parents, spend most of my weekends ferrying children around to activities!

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, trivia nights and watching stand up comedy. I also love spending time with family and friends.

What five words best describe you?

  1. Hardworking
  2. Honest
  3. Responsive
  4. Considerate
  5. Community-minded

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

At the end of my term, I hope to have been part of a council that made sensible decisions reflecting both the short and long term needs of the people of Moonee Valley. This is particularly so in relation to developments and issues arising out of developments such as parking, traffic management and protection of residential amenity. I also hope this council does all it can to protect and preserve our heritage, waterways and neighbourhood character.

I also hope that we will have improved the way Council engages with the community. It's important that community concerns and wishes are heard and understood by Council so that our decisions are fully informed and in the best interests of the community as a whole.

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

Moonee Valley is filled with beauty, opportunity and diversity.

Walk around Moonee Valley and you’ll see great parks, stunning period homes, bluestone laneways and the mighty Maribyrnong. We have wonderful shopping strips, each with their own character and feel. All around, we are surrounded by reminders of our heritage and history.

Most of all, we have a real sense of community and pride in where we live. You walk down the street and know your neighbours. Moonee Valley people look after each other and value what makes our community special. We also understand that it is worth fighting to preserve those things that make Moonee Valley so unique.

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 10:56 PM