About Narelle Sharpe
Narelle Sharpe was first elected as an Independent Councillor for the Buckley Ward in Moonee Valley City Council in November 2008.
Narelle was elected as Deputy Mayor for the 2009/2010 year.
Narelle was re-elected as an Independent Councillor in the 2012 elections, with the highest primary vote of any candidate.
Narelle was elected as Mayor of Moonee Valley City Council for the 2012/2013 year and again in 2014/2015. Narelle is the youngest female Mayor in Moonee Valley’s history.
Narelle’s primary portfolio is Family, Children, Aged and Disability and Youth.
Buckley Ward covers the following suburbs:
- Essendon Fields
- Essendon North
- Strathmore Heights
Since 2008 I have had the privilege to meet many residents, traders and community groups within the municipality. Many issues and concerns have been raised with me over this time. I believe Councillors must be accessible to our residents and am proud that as Mayor, I held monthly sessions which were open to the public, where residents could meet with me to discuss any issue.
Some of the great results I have been able to achieve for the community are:
- Fought hard to save the oldest surviving building in Essendon from being demolished – the 1857 Settler’s Cottage on Mt Alexander Road
- Supported the re-instatement of the North Essendon Farmer’s Market at Lincoln Park, Essendon
- Supported the establishment of Moonee Valley’s first off leash fenced dog park in Strathmore
- An overhaul of the kindergarten placement system to make it fairer for families to access their local kindergartens
- New public amenities at Niddrie Shopping Centre
- A new walking path between Clifton St and Afton St Aberfeldie
- New street trees in Keilor Road Niddrie and Rose Street Shopping Centre
- New banner poles and signage for Rose Street Shopping Centre
- An improved and well-lit pedestrian crossing on Napier St (cnr Glass St)
- New signage and painting of seats and fences around North Essendon Shopping Village
- New playgrounds at Talbot Rd Essendon, Government Rd Essendon, Melissa St Strathmore and a tiny tots playground at Lincoln Park
- A dedicated 3 year old kindergarten program at Cooper Street Essendon and improvements to the building to ensure our children are cared for in the very best place!
- New public amenities at Lincoln Park
- The opening of the Moonee Valley Toy Library in Essendon, which in 2014 will expand into Avondale Heights
- A new pedestrian crossing on Lincoln Road Essendon
I represent Council on the following committees and external bodies:
- Audit Committee
- Moonee Valley Athletics Track Advisory Committee
- Essendon Airport/Essendon Fields Working Group
- Public Transport Providers Advisory Group
- Early Years Reference Group
- Victorian Local Government Association
- Australian Local Government Women’s Association