Get to know your Councillors - Cr Duyen Anh Pham
This month we speak to Grasslands Ward Councillor, Cr Duyen Anh Pham. Councillor Pham is proud to be part of such a culturally diverse community. She is passionate about celebrating Brimbank’s multiculturalism and ensuring all feel welcome in this vibrant community. You can contact Cr Pham at CrPham@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 0429 657 643.
I love Brimbank because it is home to so many different cultures. I want every single person living in Brimbank to feel they are welcome in our community.
I would like everyone that lives in Brimbank to feel welcome, celebrated and empowered to help make this a great place to live and work.
I ran for Council because I truly care about Brimbank. We have a great city full of diversity and I am proud to play a part in Council supporting residents making Brimbank a municipality where people want to live, work or play.
I enjoy volunteering in our community and supporting local community groups. I have a long-standing association with some of these groups and I strongly believe that they do an amazing job supporting our community.
In my term with Council I want to see more multicultural events in Brimbank, and encourage participation.
Community groups I am proudly involved in include the St Albans Traders Group Association, St Albans Vietnamese Table Tennis Association and the Australian Vietnamese Art Incorporated.
I am also a member of the Brimbank Community Governance Training Group, and Brimbank Leadership Alumni Network. I’ve also been involved in some projects with HealthWest.
As community groups assist Council by supporting areas of need within our community, I am committed to continuing to support these groups as a volunteer any chance that I get.
Council’s Community Grants program is one of the ways we support local groups to deliver projects to support our youth, seniors, the arts, sports, festivals and more. This year we received 193 applications, and Council was able to support 153 grant recipients, who will share in a total pool of $600,000 grants funding.
As a Councillor, I am pleased to serve on the Vibrant Councillor Portfolio which relates to arts and culture, heritage, events and Aboriginal and multicultural affairs in Brimbank.
I also serve on as a Co-Chair on a number of committees including the Brimbank Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation Action Plan Consultative Committee, the Brimbank Arts Advisory Committee, the St Albans Community Centre Consultative Committee, and the Errington Precinct Master Plan Community Reference Group: Sport and Recreation Projects.
I’m very pleased the construction of new facilities at the Errington Reserve, St Albans is on track. It will include a $4.3 million sports and community pavilion and new tennis courts valued at $1.9 million.
Recently I attended the launch of Council’s 2020 Transforming Brimbank Agenda at Parliament House. This seeks to leverage the record infrastructure investment taking place near Brimbank improve job, education and health, environment and fairness outcomes for our City.
I will keep working for the community I love, and if anyone wants to share ideas with me, please feel free to get in touch.
Cr Duyen Anh Pham