Vale Fiona Richardson
Thursday 24 August 2017
Message from Yarra's Mayor, Cr Amanda Stone
On behalf of Yarra City Council and the wider Yarra community, I express my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Minister Fiona Richardson, who sadly passed away on Wednesday.
As the Member for Northcote, Ms Richardson was a dedicated advocate for her community and a friend to many in Yarra.
She represented her constituents with pride and passion and was an energetic force in the life of her community. Fiona and her family were often involved in local events and were popular and familiar faces at the Alphington Bowls Club on Friday nights.
As the first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Ms Richardson was a formidable advocate for the rights and safety of women and children. Her contribution has made, and will continue to make, a deep and lasting impact on the lives of many families in Victoria.
She will be forever remembered and admired not only as a dynamic political leader, but also a passionate member of the community.