Cr Jackie Fristacky
Cr Fristacky was elected as Yarra's Mayor for 2013/14 on 21 November 2013.
She also served as Mayor in 2012/13 following her re-election during Victorian local government elections on 27 October 2012 to represent Nicholls Ward, which covers North Carlton, North Fitzroy, Princes Hill, and parts of Fitzroy, Clifton Hill and Collingwood.
She has represented the City of Yarra over four terms since 2002, including serving as Mayor in 2005/06 and 2012/13.
Cr Fristacky's priorities include: establishment of an indoor sports complex for Yarra, building a permanent home for the North Fitzroy Library, and more trees and landscaping for Yarra's streets and shopping precincts.
Improving and maintaining the open space of Curtain Square, Edinburgh Gardens, Linear Park and the Hardy Gallagher Reserve are also high priorities.
"Council's role is to support and enhance the community – whether through safe streets, library services, 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.
"This also supports social equity, better land use and the environment," she said.
Cr Fristacky, elected as an Independent Councillor, is a member of the Municipal Association of Victoria Transport and Infrastructure Advisory Group. As a keen cyclist of 30 years, she is also the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) representative on the State Government's Victorian Bicycle Advisory Committee (VBAC).
Cr Fristacky serves as a member of Council's Australia Day Awards Committee, Yarra Environment Community Consultative Committee, Audit Committee, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Performance Review Sub Committee, Public Transport Advocacy Campaign Steering Committee and the North Fitzroy Community Hub Community Design Reference Group.
She represents Council on the IMAP (Inner Melbourne Action Plan) Implementation Committee, Mayors for Peace, Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF), Municipal Association of Victoria, Road Safety Action Group Inner Melbourne (RSAGIM), Victorian Local Governance Association, Inner South Metropolitan Mayors’ Forum, Melbourne Northern Metropolitan Mayors and CEOs Forum and the Doncaster Rail LG Group.
She can be contacted on 9205 5055, 0412 597 794 or at Jackie.Fristacky@yarracity.vic.gov.au
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