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Independent Candidate

My name is Fiona McAllister and I was elected to be your representative for the Ryrie Ward in the 2012 Yarra Ranges Council Elections. I was then elected Mayor for the 2013/2014 term and re-elected again in 2016. I am running again for Council as there is still a lot to achieve and I believe I can continue to represent you well. I live in Healesville with my family. I work from home in Healesville and am actively engaged in our community. I am involved in a wide range of community activities.

As a workplace psychologist I work with councils across the state to help them ensure good governance and to deliver better outcomes for their communities. My 19 years experience in this area as well as my 8 years on Council means I have a strong knowledge of council systems, finance, and governance and ask the hard questions. I have also seen the best of what local government can achieve in the innovations of other councils and will continue to work to put this knowledge to good use.

I value honesty and openness not promising things I personally can’t deliver but always trying my hardest to make them happen for our communities.

I will continue to deliver results because I am competent and energetic and independent. To date that has included planning reform and improvements, much needed Structure Plans for Healesville and Coldstream, Community Plans for Coldstream and Badger Creek, funding for many capital and community projects across the valley and support for residents on a huge range of issues every week.

Activities and policies I will continue to influence…

  • Consultation
    Real community engagement and consultation  – council action and planning should always start with conversations with all members of our communities. [Read more…]
  • Planning Reform
    The planning process at council should always be based on commonsense and ensure an achievable and affordable balance between fire safety, amenity, building and planning requirements and environment.[Read more…]
  • Finance & Rates
    The budget for YRC in the coming years needs to focus on recovery delivering the right services, well maintained infrastructure and have money for community priorities. [Read more…]
  • The Right Expenditure Priorities
    Community feedback continues to point to roads, footpaths, parks and playgrounds as being the high priorities… [Read more…]
  • Better Bushfire Protection
    I support the right for residents to protect their homes and families and will continue to lead advocacy in this area. [Read more…]
  • Recreation and Inclusion
    Sport and recreation are critical to our community health and well being [Read more…]
  • Renewable Energy
    Finding ways to reduce costs and impact throughout council services is critical. Solar panels on all council facilities offers savings for users and sporting groups and reduced impact.
  • Support for Business & Industry
    Support for industry and business has never been more critical than post COVID in supporting our community, our economy, our environment.  [Read more…]
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