Contact

Phone: 03 9209 6705
Mobile: 0466 478 949
Email: Katherine.Copsey@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Lake Ward boundaries

The boundaries of the Lake Ward are shown on the VEC Ward Structure Map.

Profile

I grew up in the inner south and have lived in Middle Park and Albert Park for many years. I am passionate about Port Phillip’s diverse, caring and connected communities and beautiful but fragile natural environment.

Employment history

Former planning and environment lawyer. Currently, work in advocacy to reduce harm from gambling in addition to Council.

Council or local government committee experience

Councillor 2016 to 2020. I have represented Council on SECCCA, Metro Waste Forum and previously served on the Metro Transport Forum Executive. I have also participated in Council’s community and arts grant assessment committees.

Political affiliations

The Australian Greens

Reasons for standing for Council

I am passionate about climate action and local efforts to reduce emissions. A keen cyclist, I am passionate about improving active and sustainable transport in our city. The achievement I am most proud of in my first term is getting the City of Port Phillip on 100 per cent renewable energy - now the focus is on reducing community emissions!

Objectives and priorities for your term

I will keep pushing to address inequality through mental health, housing and homelessness support so no one in our community is left behind. I am excited about opportunities to advance local climate action and improve open space, active and sustainable transport and resource recovery and waste management.

Favourite parts of our City

Our Beautiful parks and foreshore and our live music and arts scene.

What sets our City apart from others in Australia

Port Phillip is one of the most beautiful places, we are blessed with great open spaces and our unique foreshore. We also have an amazing local creative scene.

What are you most looking forward to as restrictions ease

Going on long bike rides and getting back to a gig!

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