The Greens’ Fiona Byrne honoured to be Marrickville’s first female Mayor
Fiona Byrne is the new Mayor of Marrickville following yet another draw out of a hat, the fourth time in five years the Mayoralty of Marrickville has been decided in such a way.
“In its 149 year history, Marrickville Council has never had a woman Mayor. To be the first, and in the year of Women in Local Government, is a great honour,” Clr Byrne said.
“It’s only been four years since we last had a mayor from the Greens, but that is no less a privilege.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to represent the Marrickville Community as mayor over the next twelve months.
“After being Deputy Mayor for the past two years, I am looking forward to continue to serve the people of Marrickville as Mayor.
“I was born in the Marrickville local government area to migrant parents. To now be Mayor is a remarkable journey.
“I would like to thank all the Greens members and supporters, and my fellow Councillors, whose hard work and support have got me to this position.
“Marrickville faces significant issues in the year ahead, with more and more developments being decided by unelected panels appointed by the State Government.
“The community looks to the Greens for leadership on how to tackle big issues at the local level – issues like climate change and a sustainable future, accountable and transparent government, and equal access to public services.
“The Greens on Marrickville Council will continue to advocate strongly for community interests to prevail over commercial ones,” Clr Byrne said.