Profiles for each of the seven candidates are in the same order as their names appear on the ballot paper. This information has been provided by the candidates and neither the Returning Officer nor the City of Mitcham take responsibility or bear liability for the content contained within. City of Mitcham - Gault Ward - 12 Oct 2020
Contact details: 0411 379 410
Ali is a local Mitcham lass who has been a High School Teacher for the best part of a decade. Prior to teaching Ali worked in Local Government where she was responsible for community development and engagement working with youth, retirees and the socio-disadvantaged. Ali has a Bachelor of Social Science (psychology major), a Graduate Diploma in Teaching, is undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Catholic Education and is currently attending a Women's leadership Conference on a scholarship. As an aside, Ali is an accomplished 'athlete' having played basketball in the USA in her early years and more recently a winner of the 400m Stawell Gift (though admittedly not as quick as Cathy Freeman when she won it in 1996!) and remains devoted to her local athletics team, including mentoring the junior athletes. Her daughter Holly's first word was 'run' so exercise and motivation is clearly 'in the blood'.
Contact details: 0421 809 137
If elected I am a resolute advocate for rate capping and working within Mitchams current income stream. With no new multi million dollar loans .Responsible future budgeting .Reducing debt not core essential services. Working effectively yet creatively together getting more achieved within our means. With the pending community land management plan I strongly support formal and informal sporting clubs and schools that use council reserves and ovals and they all should be encouraged and supported with long term leases ensuring security in tenure. Enabling schools and clubs to invest in their infrastructure long term. Turning disused council reserves into tree nurseries for future tree replacement programmes enabling mature specimens to be planted as required. Good street trees under pin property value and the environment. These are but a few of many issues that need addressing ,as councillor I will respond and support all residents of Gault.
Contact details: 0405 777 700
Contact details:0402 044 495
As a long-standing resident of Mitcham Council, I have lived in Westbourne Park now for some 30 years and I am passionate about our community and making a difference in our area. I currently hold a senior management role in venue management and previously have worked in philanthropy and volunteered as a board member for various organisations. I nominate for Council with a sound business acumen and understanding of fiscal responsibility whilst improving the core services Council provides. I believe there are many ways our Council can lead the way, in education of our heritage, waste management and sourcing income streams that our next generations can benefit from, whilst reducing the debt Council currently has. I would like to see Council be more streamlined and cohesive, and ask for your vote to maintain this beautiful area we are proud to live and work in. Vote 1 Coralie Cheney
Contact details: 0408 219 120
Contact details: 0426 169 344