This month we speak to Taylors Ward Councillor, Georgina Papafotiou. Cr Papafotiou believes Brimbank is a wonderful place to live, work, study and invest – and is proud to call Brimbank home. You can contact Cr Papafotiou on CrPapafotiou@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 0429 727 192.
I love the strong community connections we have in Brimbank, people really care for one another, for their neighbours and their local community.
It was my pleasure to join in National Children’s Week celebrations at the Delahey Family Fun Day on 19 October – where I was able to meet with local families who had come together to enjoy fun activities and celebrate the talents and activities of our young people.
Embracing cultural diversity is one of Brimbank’s great strengths.
We are also fortunate to benefit from proximity to the Melbourne CBD, major roads and the Melbourne Airport – making Brimbank an ideal place to invest and do business.
As a resident of Taylors Ward for more than 38 years, I was motivated to run for Council by my drive to make a difference in my community and celebrate its successes. As a Councillor, my aim is to build connections across Brimbank’s diverse community and to encourage opportunities for growth and a sustainable future.
Council also plays an important role in setting the direction and vision for our community so that we can move forward together.
At the October Council Meeting I was proud to support a Draft Position Statement for the Prevention of all forms of Violence. Council has, for many years, focused on strategies to prevent violence in the community and will continue this important work. This position statement provides a clear message that Brimbank Council condemns all forms of violence and will guide all of Council’s current and future action in preventing and responding to violence.
I know from first-hand experience that there are challenges to speaking up and seeking support if you’re experiencing violence. However I’d like to strongly encourage anyone being impacted by any form of violence to speak out and seek support.
I am committed to listening to and working with our community. I invite residents to meet with me for regular drop-in sessions at the Keilor Community Hub on Wednesdays, from 9-11am during school terms. Please phone me for an appointment.