Plans & Policies

Plans & Policies

Manufacturing Hubs Generating Local Employment

#MakeInWyndham

Building resilient communities take years and decades but post COVID-19 we need to focus on significantly expanding the industrial footprint in Wyndham, resulting in multiple avenues of employment generation.

High reliance on single-ticket items (such as East Werribee Employment Precinct or Wyndham Stadium) for job creation needs to change.

I will work with fellow Councillors to facilitate new manufacturing hubs that can be serviced by existing local businesses, especially when warehousing and transport are the biggest providers of employment in Wyndham. It’s a win-win situation for all.

Plus, residents can live and work close to home.

Maximise The Value Of Rates For Residents​

Unmaintained parks and pathways, delayed roadworks and traffic intersections, and millions wasted on project debacles have been common in the past several years. I will firmly support initiatives to increase accountability and transparency from the council.

The council functions have moved beyond the 3R’s (Rates, Roads and Rubbish) but that doesn’t mean the very basics get ignored.

Maximise The Value Of Rates For Residents

Unmaintained parks and pathways, delayed roadworks and traffic intersections, and millions wasted on project debacles have been common in the past several years. I will firmly support initiatives to increase accountability and transparency from the council.

The council functions have moved beyond the 3R’s (Rates, Roads and Rubbish) but that doesn’t mean the very basics get ignored.

Focus on Health and Wellbeing of Families

Easy and quick access to open spaces improves the health and wellbeing of residents. There is an undersupply of sport and recreational facilities, and not a single venue for indoor sports.

I will fight for ‘shovel ready’ capital projects that will provide equal opportunities for the entire community to use and enjoy our parks, sport and recreation facilities.

Supporting Our Seniors For Active Participation

Improving the overall health and wellbeing of our seniors and ageing population is essential. I will advocate for the Active Ageing Program to be available across multiple sites in Wyndham, as the inability to travel distances becomes challenging for residents aged 65 and over.

I will also try to tackle loneliness and isolation experienced by our elders by supporting initiatives that focus on increasing conversations and engagements with senior residents.

Supporting Our Seniors For Active Participation

Improving the overall health and wellbeing of our seniors and ageing population is essential. I will advocate for the Active Ageing Program to be available across multiple sites in Wyndham, as the inability to travel distances becomes challenging for residents aged 65 and over.

I will also try to tackle loneliness and isolation experienced by our elders by supporting initiatives that focus on increasing conversations and engagements with senior residents.

Upskilling and Supporting The Youth

Recent times have made online mediums easily accessible and cost-effective. Courses and workshops covering life skills, mental health, social responsibility and other vital topics can be delivered online to a broader audience at the same time.

I will work with fellow elected Councillors and other tiers of government making sure that the youth impacted by the current pandemic is not at a disadvantage in gaining and retaining skills for employment.

Public Issues Register

There is a growing disconnect between the council’s awareness of the issues that ratepayers face. Reporting an issue and subsequent follow ups become time-consuming due to relevant information often not publicly available.

I commit to working towards implementing an online public issues register that will ensure that residents can report, search and track the common problems raised by them. I will ensure ratepayers are not left waiting for answers and get timely responses from the council.

Public Issues Register

There is a growing disconnect between the council’s awareness of the issues that ratepayers face. Reporting an issue and subsequent follow ups become time-consuming due to relevant information often not publicly available.

I commit to working towards implementing an online public issues register that will ensure that residents can report, search and track the common problems raised by them. I will ensure ratepayers are not left waiting for answers and get timely responses from the council.

Inclusive Community Consultation

Engaging the community in articulating their concerns and collaborating to find solutions often becomes a missed opportunity. There’s a wealth of knowledge that we possess but are not always able to tap in.

I will work with residents and the council to aggressively promote community consultations and evaluate post-decision outcomes.

OTHER IMPORTANT PRIORITIES FOR RESIDENTS

Second bike cage at Tarneit station ~Jane Thompson

24/7 Police Station in Tarneit ~ Anonymous

OTHER IMPORTANT PRIORITIES FOR RESIDENTS

Second bike cage at Tarneit station ~Jane Thompson

24/7 Police Station in Tarneit ~ Anonymous

MY COMMITMENT TO YOU

I understand that the Councillors need to work collaboratively with the community. That they need to be accessible, visible and available. I have listed above the plans and policies that I will be working towards for the next four years. At the same time, I want to know what’s important to you and your family.

To have your say, simply tick what’s important to you.

Better roads and infrastructure
Maintained parks and open spaces
Indoor sports and leisure area
Aged care support services
Better value for rates
Working closer to home
Youth participation and engagement
Safer community