Since she was elected in 2016, Cathy has initiated a climate emergency declaration, boosting council’s climate change resilience strategy. She has formed and chaired a local affordable housing working group leading up to a consultancy and council action on the housing crisis. As Deputy Chair of SouthEastArts she has championed our local culture, vibrant arts community, and regional media. She has worked consistently on waste and recycling, advocating Councils FOGO project, as well as raising the priority for bike and walking paths and public planting.