Cr Rebecca Aubrey Elected New Deputy Mayor

In what may be a first for Western Australia and even the nation, Councillor Rebecca Aubrey daughter of City of Melville Mayor, Russell Aubrey, was elected by her fellow Councillors at the October 2016 Ordinary Meeting of Council to serve as the Mayor’s new Deputy for the coming year.

As one of the State’s younger Councillors this will be Cr Aubrey’s first time serving as Deputy Mayor however she has long been active in the community, protesting alongside her father as a 15 year old in 2003, to have the Roe 8 Highway constructed in a Save our Suburbs public rally organised by the City of Melville.

Cr Aubrey said that in addition to representing the City Ward, in her role as Deputy Mayor her priorities for the City of Melville would be to ensure that a positive outcome is achieved for City of Melville residents in the delivery of Roe Highway and to increase the usability of sporting clubs to ensure they cater for the needs of users.

Cr Aubrey is also a committee member for the City’s Governance Committee and also sits on the Local Government Standards Panel and Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel.

When not attending Council or participating on various committees, Cr Aubrey is completing a Master’s degree in Business having completed bachelor degrees in Law and Finance at Murdoch University in 2009, and enjoys making time to get involved in the community and relaxing by practicing yoga and gardening.

Cr Aubrey’s term of office will expire in October 2017.