Councillor Narelle Sharpe - Mayor

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


Mayor's December/January update

I have proudly been a Moonee Valley Councillor since 2008 and I am honoured to have been elected as Mayor of this wonderful city for an unprecedented third time.
I am humbled to once again have the confidence of my fellow Councillors to lead our city for the next 12 months.

I would like to sincerely thank Cr John Sipek and Cr Samantha Byrne for their services as Mayor and Deputy Mayor over the past year, as well as my fellow Councillors for their support.
In the past year we have rolled out a large portion of our capital works program and have successfully advocated for many grants to deliver important projects for our community.

I look forward to working with my colleagues, with the support of Cr Sipek as Deputy Mayor, to continue this work and to ensure our city remains healthy, liveable and resilient. I can't wait to get to work on continuing to provide for our community at a grassroots level, in what is sure to be another exciting and challenging year.

There are many big ticket items on the agenda across our municipality which we look forward to progressing including redevelopments at Debneys Park and Flemington Community Centre, Windy Hill in Essendon and the Niddrie Community Hub.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

About Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe

Tell us about yourself

Elected in 2008, I am Moonee Valley's youngest female Mayor and am honoured to have served as Mayor for an unprecedented three times.

I grew up in Strathmore and now reside in Essendon. I have been educated locally and have worked within the municipality for the past fifteen 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: Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 9:34 AM