Elected Members Have Their Say
We asked our Elected Members, ‘What recent community achievement, event, or project in your ward are you proud of?’
Here’s what they said...
What an exciting time of the year it is, and how hard to believe it’s already December. It’s been a busy year at Council, and we are excited to highlight some of the great things that have been happening in our community.
In this issue of Salisbury Aware you will hear from your Elected Members, catch up on community stories, and find out about building projects, grants and upcoming events.
You’ll discover what we’ve been up to at the Salisbury Community Hub with our new Hub After Dark pilot, see all the great improvements that we’ve been making to local businesses and sporting facilities, as well as hearing from members of the community who have received grants and awards for all of their hard work to make the community a better place.
Being the hub of multiculturalism that it is, the City of Salisbury had an exciting visit from Dr Bulent Hass Dellal, an expert in multicultural affairs. He met with Council leaders and youth representatives to discuss Australia’s Multicultural Framework, the City’s commitment to its diverse community, and local youth-focused initiatives and programs.
We’ve also got a few stories on the exciting achievements of our talented young residents. Whether it’s winning an award for athletics on the world stage, or receiving the Phoebe Wanganeen Scholarship for academic skills, we have some truly inspiring future leaders in our community, and we commend them on their accomplishments.
Finally, I would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy holidays. May you get to spend time with loved ones or find some much deserved time to relax.
See you in 2024!
I’d like to extend warm Christmas wishes to you and your family. May you have a joyful holiday season and stay safe. Christmas brings us together to celebrate with loved ones. Let’s remember those less fortunate or facing their first Christmas without a loved one. A heartfelt thank you to our emergency and essential workers for their dedication during this period, and to those working on public holidays – your efforts are appreciated, and you deserve your penalty rates!
Councillor Johnny Chewparsad
As the festive spirit envelops us, I want to extend my warmest wishes to this incredible community. Your enthusiasm and camaraderie have made every interaction a joy. May this holiday season bring you moments of pure happiness, surrounded by loved ones and cherished memories. Here’s to laughter, togetherness, and the magic of the holidays. May the coming year be a tapestry of success, growth, and endless possibilities for each and every one of you. Happy holidays.
Councillor Moni Mazzeo
Only a year ago we were elected, and in this first twelve months we’ve learnt a great deal and built wonderful friendships in the community. For residents who have attended my Tuesday coffee mornings at Saints Shopping, or reached out and supported me on this journey, I thank you. Every connection made is special to me and so, I wish for everyone, an enjoyable festive season and amazing New Year.
Councillor Peter Jensen JP
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a good end of year break. For those working over the season, thank you. If I can be of assistance with any council issues over the Christmas break and into the New Year, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Councillor Shiralee Reardon JP
I would like to wish all of our residents and their families a fun and safe holiday season. If you would like to make the most of the sunny weather this summer, why not visit The Paddocks and take a look at all the wonderful improvements to the playground and surrounds. Thank you for all of your support this year. Merry Christmas to all!
It’s been a fantastic year here in the City of Salisbury and I would like to extend my best wishes for the holidays to all of the North Ward residents. May you get to spend time with loved ones, or take some time to recharge before the new year kicks in. See you next year!
Councillor Kylie Grenfell
This time of year can be stressful. Remember to surround yourselves with the people who you love and want to spend time with. Please do not drink and drive. We all wish for a happy and healthy new year.
Councillor Sarah Ouk
It’s hard to believe it’s already December! As Summer and the end of year celebrations arrive, please remember to take care of one another and stay safe. It’s important to take care of your wellbeing in this busy time of year. I look forward to seeing you again next year. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!
Councillor Lauren Brug
To everyone in the South Ward, I have had a fantastic year representing you and working towards improvements in our ward. If you have some free time this summer, I recommend checking out the new RM Williams Drive Reserve Playground for a great day out with the family. Wishing you a safe and happy holidays.
Councillor Alan Graham
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday period. Thankyou to our emergency services and other frontline workers working through the holidays to keep us safe. To those doing it tough, hang in there and stay safe. There are many supports out there - please reach out. It’s ok not to be ok. Christmas is a time to believe in something greater than yourself - even for just one night.
Councillor Beau Brug JP
Season’s greetings! Over this past year, it has been busy with my colleagues working on ways to improve the community. I will have more to share shortly. In the meantime, thank you for your support, and I’m honoured to serve as your West Ward councillor. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Councillor Sharon McKell
It is hard to believe that I have completed my first year as an elected member for West Ward. For me it has been a year of learning, meeting residents and helping to get resolution to issues within the community. I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and holiday season filled with love, laughter and good memories.