Background and Experience
Katy Mair has been re-elected for a second term as a Councillor for the Central Ward. She previously served as a Councillor for nearly two terms then as Mayor for three terms. She then had a 10 year break before returning to Council in 2017.
Katy’s focus has been on the preservation of public open space. She supported the move to rezone all parks and reserves into public open space. She also helped secure a long lease for the Mt Pleasant Bowling Club protecting it from a housing development and voted for the Melville Bowling Club to have a long lease. She would like to see more sporting Clubs and community organisations receive long leases.
Katy believes public open space, sporting clubs and organisations are vital for community mental health and physical wellbeing.
She is also very keen to see the development of the Council’s Climate Action Plan which will see the City’s footprint reduced.
University educated with a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education, self employed with years of business experience as well as considerable involvement in the recreational fitness industry, I understand the importance in supporting our business community to continue to prosper as well as providing opportunities for residents to pursue both work and healthy active options within the City of Melville.
I currently Chair three retirement villages' Advisory Boards which gives me a broad understanding of issues pertaining to seniors and their needs as well as understanding the importance of keeping our community age friendly.
I was instrumental in setting up Neighbourhood Watch in the City of Melville through cooperation with WA Police and while I was Mayor, the Community Security Service commenced.
As a previous Mayor for the City of Melville, Rotary acknowledged my community work with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.