Councillor Colleen Gates

Councillor Colleen Gates

Wetlands Ward

Tel:    9932 1044

Mob:  0457 916 615

Email: cgates@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

A long term community advocate, local issues of importance to Cr Gates include disability access and inclusion, enhancement of public open space, improving transport options, neighbourhood amenity and affordable housing.  Cr Gates is also an environmental engineer with comprehensive experience that includes contaminated land clean up, pollution prevention and environmental compliance. She has been a strong advocate for the western suburbs on various Boards and Committees including LeadWest, State Government Advisory Panel and Council’s own Disability Advisory Committee.  Cr Gates appreciates the natural setting available across the municipality, particularly the coastal wetlands, and the Laverton and Skeleton Creek corridors. These areas of open space are unique given our inner-metropolitan location and she believes we must continue to enhance the ability for all residents to access and be active in these reserves, and in our local parks and sportsgrounds.  Cr Gates has been a Councillor since 2012 and served as Mayor in 2014-15 and Deputy Mayor in 2016-17.

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