Rochelle Flood

Councillor for Lane Cove Council – West Ward

I’m Rochelle, your Greens Councillor for West Ward on Lane Cove Council.

Lane Cove is a beautiful place to live, with an incredibly passionate and engaged local community. I am so honoured to have represented our community on Lane Cove Council over the last three years.
Disappointingly, both major parties have worked together during this term on council to stifle meaningful community consultation and have attempted to silence our engaged local community. Both the Labor and Liberal councillors voted together to separate the public forum from council meetings, and have been critical of valid concerns raised by residents about how our council operates. Our community deserves transparent decision making, and meaningful community consultation.
I am a renter, living in West Ward of Lane Cove Council. I have a Masters in Environmental Law, and I currently work as a campaigner and communications expert.
During the last three years on council I have been a strong advocate for our community. I have delivered local climate action by passing a motion to provide rebates to residents who install rooftop solar. I moved a motion to establish a divestment policy to move council funds away from fossil fuel investments. I stood with others to prevent the loss of mature canopy trees on the golf course. I'm also working hard to tackle the cost of living crisis. I introduced a trial of free period care products to reduce stigma and end period poverty. I consistently advocated for affordable housing and other essentials including childcare.
If re-elected to Lane Cove Council I will continue to advocate for our community. I will work towards: Providing affordable council-run services including childcare, sports facilities, and a community shuttle bus; Delivering affordable housing and more for renters by advocating for increased council owned affordable housing, alongside initiatives to help limit vacant properties in Lane Cove; Reinstating the public forum at Council meetings to increase transparency and genuine community involvement in decision making; Continuing to drive local climate action and protecting Lane Cove's beautiful natural environment.
Our community deserves a council that listens to and acts in the best interests of residents, and our environment. With Council Elections on again in September, I look forward to continuing to work with you towards a better Lane Cove.



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