“I am deeply committed to my local area and its small businesses, which I have shown with the successful campaign to reduce plastic waste. In this first term of Council my priorities include:

  • Stopping destructive overdevelopment.
  • Supporting businesses and residents in gaining energy independence.
  • Getting smarter about waste and the reduction of plastic.
  • Increasing urban tree canopy cover and introducing other cooling strategies for streets, neighbourhoods, playgrounds and parks.”


  • Emma and her family have lived in the Beecroft-Cheltenham area for more than 20 years.
  • She deeply values her connections with the numerous civic, environmental and residents’ groups.
  • Emma has been part of many community efforts to make Hornsby Shire more sustainable, fairer and greener, most notably her Bag Free Beecroft initiative.