Green Achievements on Greater Dandenong Council

The following are my Green achievements since being elected to Greater Dandenong Council in October 2012:

  1. Co-initiated the Greater Dandenong Asylum Seeker and Refugee Community Action Plan
  2. Re-invigorated the Environment and Sustainability Agenda in Greater Dandenong, leading to:
  3. Helped save part of Glendale Reserve in Springvale being sold off, supported genuine use of our Open Space Reserve and fought for the retention and better management of the Greater Dandenong Green Wedge, leading to our Green Wedge being protected by a new Green Wedge Planning Scheme Amendment
  4. Led the creation of a new Community Engagement Strategy, leading to better consultation including advisory committees that residents can join – allowing many more residents to have their say
  5. Strengthened our advocacy campaign for gambling reform including becoming a leading partner of the new national Alliance for Gambling Reform
  6. Started arts and heritage initiatives like the “The Hive” Creative Arts Network, the Greater Dandenong Short Film Festival and the dedicated Greater Dandenong Heritage Archive facility and digitisation program now completely built in Dandenong to preserve the local history of Greater Dandenong for generations to come.
  7. Started the Greater Dandenong Volunteer Resource Centre
  8. Drove the C182 Planning Scheme Amendment to address overdevelopment in Greater Dandenong.
  9. Initiated the broad based Access, Inclusion and Diversity Policy to recognise all diversity in Greater Dandenong, including GLBTIQ