Rochelle Porteous has a track record as a strong, principled, effective and accountable Councillor and Mayor of Leichhardt. Rochelle gets in and takes action when something is wrong. Whether it is campaigning to stop high rise development on the Balmain Tigers’ site; fighting to save Callan Park; achieving carbon neutrality for council or developing a supported asylum seeker project she achieves outcomes.
Rochelle is a leader in the campaign to stop WestConnex and in the campaign against forced council amalgamations. She currently works as an advocacy campaigner for a disability peak organisation. Previously she has run a women’s refuge and worked in social justice, political and environmental campaigner roles. She has also been a teacher, a trainer and run small businesses.