Cr Claire Harvey
Frankston, Frankston South, Frankston Central Activity Area, Langwarrin and Langwarrin South.
Phone: 0438 267 778
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What inspired you to run for Council?
I've always had an interest in my local area and in the role of Local Government. In fact, I recalled just recently that I interviewed my local Mayor for a school project when I was in Grade 6 - despite being an incredibly shy young girl. In the end it was the rather persistent encouragement of some wonderful friends that helped me find the courage to put my hand up, despite COVID restrictions making it a particularly challenging season to campaign as a new candidate. I'm so glad that I did!
What are your top areas of focus for the next four years?
Initially, our most important task will be to form a strong, effective and united Council that is able to execute its various responsibilities to an exemplary standard.
I am also keen to see Frankston Council move forward in areas of environmental protection and climate change action and revitalisation of the local economy - including establishing effective, long-term solutions to ongoing challenges around transport (such as traffic congestion and parking).
I will also prioritise finding creative ways to support and strengthen households and communities as we emerge out of a really difficult year, to enable us to face an uncertain future with confidence and hope.
What do you believe are you strongest qualities and how will they assist you in your role as Councillor?
I believe that my integrity, curiosity, strong work ethic, open-mindedness and heart for both people and planet will enable me to serve the Frankston community well. My training as an accountant means that I'm incredibly comfortable with numbers and I also really love reading and learning. As a new councillor, I'm aware there will be a steep learning curve, but it is a challenge I feel ready to embrace.
What do you love most about your local area?
As a parent of two primary aged children I treasure the wonderful open spaces in my local area. This has been particularly important during the second lockdown, where we were limited to a 5km radius for daily exercise: access to parks, playgrounds and beaches helped us get through each long week.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
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