This month we speak to Taylors Ward Councillor Cr Margaret Giudice (Mayor). Mayor Giudice loves that although Brimbank is multilayered and multicultural, it is very much one community. You can contact her on CrGiudice@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 0428 846 647.
(Pictured: Cr Margaret Giudice, Mayor)
“As a long-time resident who has raised a family and run a small business in Brimbank, I think our greatest strength is that we are so diverse, and yet one community. We are a dynamic mix of cultures, and we welcome everyone with open arms.
I feel privileged to be serving my community as Mayor and to be able to work on strategies and plans that will pave the way for our future generations to enjoy living and working in Brimbank as much as I do.
“As the Mayor, I have many opportunities to meet and work with community members, and enjoy sharing ideas about how we can make our much loved city even better.
“Earlier this month I attended the Men’s Health Day event that Council hosted during Men’s Health Week 2018, to help local men, boys and their families connect with programs and facilities that can improve men’s health. Making healthy connections is so important, and Council does its best to support our community’s health and wellbeing needs through a range of services and facilities.
“Last week it was my pleasure to officially open the upgraded Antwerp Drive Reserve neighbourhood park. The $120,000 upgrade has resulted in a unique nature-based design park, which is a lovely place for our community to play and socialise. The park design has been shaped by feedback from our community. As a Community-first Council, we highly value the ideas and suggestions that are helping to make our parks so great.
“So far, 99 parks have been upgraded at a cost of approximately $26.5 million, since the Creating Better Parks Plan was adopted in 2008. This is important work, because we know that improvements to local parks have a positive, measurable impact on park use and levels of physical activity. This helps support everyone in our community to live healthy and active lives.”
Brimbank Mayor, Cr Margaret Giudice