Cr Amanda Stone
Cr Stone was elected to Yarra Council in November 2008 and re-elected on 27 October 2012 as a representative of Langridge Ward, which includes Abbotsford, and parts of Alphington, Fairfield, Clifton Hill, Fitzroy, Richmond and Collingwood.
A community activist involved in campaigns to protect Yarra's liveability, environment and heritage, Cr Stone served as Yarra's 2008-09 Mayor.
Having grown up in Orbost with the Snowy River at the bottom of her family home, Cr Stone has a special passion for protecting the Yarra River from the impacts of built developments, to ensure residents "have a place to go to get away from it all'.
An advocate for a green and sustainable Yarra, Cr Stone believes it is important to acknowledge the vital role of trees and green spaces in cooling the city. She believes a better designed city would also help to meet the challenges of a warmer climate and provide an opportunity to honour Yarra’s unique heritage.
Cr Stone’s vision for Yarra is of a city that has great public spaces where the community can meet, relax and recreate. Nurturing a healthy and strong community is one of her main priorities, as well as supporting Yarra as a creative city where the arts and creative industries flourish.
An education consultant who has previously worked as a teacher, student counsellor and assistant principal, Cr Stone holds a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diplomas in Education and Child Psychology.
Cr Stone is chairperson on the board of one of Australia's longest-serving aid agencies Partners in Aid and is a member of the Greens.
Cr Stone is a member of Council's Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Disability Advisory Committee, Early Years Reference Group, Youth Advisory Committee,, Environment Advisory Committee, Active Ageing Advisory Committee, Yarra Sustainability Awards Panel and the Public Transport Advocacy Campaign Steering Committee. She is council’s delegate to Friends of Bacau.
She can be contacted on 9205 5055 or 0429 358 170 or at Amanda.Stone@yarracity.vic.gov.au
Below is a map which shows the area Cr Stone represents:
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