Marghanita da Cruz is working to build a community with good footpaths to public transport, community centres and green spaces. Facilities to help us lead active lives. An environment in which we look after our waterways, and harness energy from the sun and wind.

Born in Kenya, Marghanita migrated to Australia with her family in 1970. She was soon playing and coaching junior sports. Moving to the Inner West in 1993, Marghanita is an advocate for footpaths, public transport, green spaces and sustainable development. She volunteers with the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery, was an active member of Leichhardt Council’s Heritage Committee and Climate Change Task Force, where she advocated for LED lighting and Solar Panels.

Marghanita is a small business person who has assisted government, corporate, small and community enterprises with their adoption of information and communication technology. She has curated exhibitions at the local shops, library and Footprints ecoFestival. She also researches local history and presents it as short walks. Marghanita practices yoga and is an avid golfer.

The Greens focus on these issues for the Leichhardt ward

  1. Stop WestConnex, invest in public transport
  2. Green Spaces and Community Services
  3. Restore local democracy
  4. A 100% renewable energy future
  5. More than the best coffee shops
  6. Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety