Deputy Mayor Cr Suzette Tayler
Includes Carrum Downs, Skye, Sandhurst and also includes parts of Frankston North and Langwarrin.
Phone: 0438 179 515
What inspired you to run for Council?
I have lived in Frankston City all my life and I am passionate about our municipality. It is not just about rates, roads and rubbish. It is about families, and providing good programs for our youth and our elderly.
What are your top areas of focus for the next four years?
We need to maintain and upgrade sporting facilities for our children while delivering better planning frameworks that protect, enhance our heritage, our neighbourhood character and updating community safety.
It’s critical that Council assets are managed to ensure the organisation is financially viable while keeping our rates down. I will also lobby the Federal and State Governments for funding where needed.
I want to be able to help small businesses get back on their feet through Council community support programs.
We live in such a different world today and I will endeavour to do all I can to assist those that are vulnerable in our current environment.
What do you believe are you strongest qualities and how will they assist you in your role as Councillor?
I have worked throughout Frankston City as a Senior Property Manager and in Business Development for more than 20 years, which has given me tremendous insight into our city and the challenges we face on an everyday basis. I have also owned two businesses in the past so I understand what it is going to take to get small business back on their feet. This is also my fourth term on council – in five months I will have achieved 10 years of service as a Councillor.
What do you love most about your local area?
My favourite part of Frankston is our award winning foreshore and the stunning view from Oliver’s Hill over the bay.