Cr Jackie Fristacky

Councillor Jackie Fristacky

Cr Jackie Fristacky was elected in October 2016 and is a representative of the Nicholls ward. She is an independent Councillor. 

She has represented the City of Yarra since 2002, including serving as Mayor in 2005/06, 2012/13 and 2013/14.  

Cr Fristacky's highest priorities include: strengthening the planning scheme to preserve Yarra’s heritage streets and shopping strips, and further enhancing Yarra's streets and precincts through landscaping, traffic management and place management.

Improving and maintaining open spaces such as Curtain Square, Edinburgh Gardens, Linear Park and Hardy Gallagher Reserve are also high priorities.  Another priority is to progress achieving an indoor sports centre in Yarra, vital for municipal health, and especially for our young people.

"Council's role is to support and enhance the community – whether through safe streets, library services, the arts, childcare, open space and sporting facilities, or through encouraging healthy physical activity, neighbourliness and community building programs," she said.

"Council can nurture community building in so many ways."

Cr Fristacky is passionate about government and industry efforts to achieve long-term solutions to traffic congestion and road safety.   "Improving the passenger transport system so that it is well-connected, accessible and reliable, is the most effective means of dealing with congestion in cities," Cr Fristacky said.  "Apart from reducing excessive through traffic in Yarra, this also supports more efficient land use, social equity, community health, and environmental sustainability." 

Cr Fristacky serves as a member of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Business Advisory Committee, the Heritage Advisory Committee, the Performance Review Sub Committee and the Yarra Sustainability Awards Panel.

She represents Council on the Doncaster Rail Local Government Group, the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) and the Municipal Association of Victoria.

Jackie can be contacted on 9205 5055, 0412 597 794 or at


Below is a map which shows the area Cr Fristacky represents:

View Nicholls Ward in a larger map



Further information
Barbara Higgins
Coordinator, Mayor and Councillors' Office 
9205 5055

c/o PO Box 168 Richmond 3121
Fax (03) 8417 6666

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