Elizabeth’s Board Experience

Elizabeth Re

Elizabeth has a good understanding of the complexity and the confidentiality involved with the responsibility of being elected to a board and has always taken the role with the utmost respect.

Elizabeth background in government procedures, including writing ministerial and making judgments on appeals has provided her with a wealth of experience and the ability to understand the process in order to achieve goals and objectives

Elizabeth role on the boards has been at a strategic level to guide the organization through sound policies and astute financial budgets to achieve the desired change, answer to stakeholders and accomplish objectives and results. With her personal suggestions, becoming a successful reality, like the $70 million dollar resource recovery plant through her waste management expertise and sound knowledge of government legislation and processes.

Current Boards

  • RAC  ( Royal Automobile Club of WA ) Councillor ( operating budget of ~ $400 million – projects from  $5,000 to $50 million )
  • City of Stirling Councillor ( operating budget of ~ $215 million – projects from $5,000 to $70 million )
  • Stirling Business Enterprise Centre Board ( small business centre )  – Board / Director
  • Chairman Stirling Regional Emergency Management committee
  • District Emergency Management Committee  Northern Suburbs – member
  • National Council of Women – Executive committee Western Australia branch
  • Australian Local Government Women’s Association WA President
  • Deputy Director / Councillor Mindarie Regional Council
  • Director of Australian Women’s Sport and Recreation Association
  • Director of The Royal Society of Western Australia

Past Boards/Committees

  • The Stirling City Centre Alliance Board  / Director (  > $10 billion projects)
  • Environmental Health Association Australia – Director / Executive committee
  • National Council of Women – Executive Committee Western Australia branch
  • Churchlands Independent Primary School Board / Director
  • Skating on Thin Ice – Chairman ( youth / drug )
  • Newman College Board  / Director (  $ 10 million building plan  )
  • Mindarie Regional Council /  Director ( $70  million dollar resource recovery plant)
  • WA Municipal Waste Advisory Council  Councillor / Director
  • Australian Institute of Environmental Health – Director
  • State Needle and Syringe Disposal Committee
  • State Hepatitis Committee
  • Secretariat for the Food Legislation Working Group
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Committee (WA)
  • Scarborough Progress Association
  • Woodlands Action Group
  • Woodlands Progress Association
  • Claremont Football Club
  • Marist Football Club
  • Central Districts Football Association
  • Women in Wellness Group
  • Australian Local Government Women’s Association / Past President (WA)
  • UNIFEM Committee


>Elizabeth’s Achievements in the Community

Elizabeth Re has actively contributed to the community through her service as a City of Stirling Councillor over the past 11 years.  She has:

  • Successfully campaigned for issues such as rebates for underground power
  • Changed garbage collection to during business hours
  • Lobbied for all public generated questions and answers to be displayed on the internet and in the Council Minutes
  • Gold award recipient Neighbourhood Watch
  • Founder and Coordinator of Woodlands Action Group
  • Pushed to have parks upgraded to include sunshade, equipment, bbq’s and furniture
  • Founder Innaloo Community Group
  • Pushed for the City of Stirling Centre to be a reality, addressing the traffic, the waterways and the planning
  • Pushed for the separate waste collection of items such as electrical and hazardous goods
  • Co-founder Nintirri Community Centre
  • Board member Newman College Churchlands
  • Pushed for discount on sterilisation of dogs and cats
  • Member, National Council of Women
  • Support for Community Gardens
  • Member Central Districts Junior Football Umpires

>Uncle Amedeo Re turns 100!

Elizabeth Re & Amadeo Re

Elizabeth Re celebrates the 100th birthday of her uncle, Amedeo Re

Elizabeth is concerned that we are not caring for our pensioners who have cared for us and if elected, this will be one of the items on her agenda.

Pictured here with her Uncle, Amedeo Re who was raised in Northbridge, turned 100 on the 2 February 2010 and celebrated with 148 close relatives in Perth, Elizabeth feels a strong connection with the older generation.

Her Uncle was one of the founders of the WA Italian Club 75 years ago.

Elizabeth’s grandparents came out 125 years ago from Italy (on one side) and 80 years ago from Scotland (on the other), pioneering the Australia we see today.

Elizabeth sees the importance of families, with elders living longer, we need to teach our children to grow up and respect the senior members of our community.

>Do you have NCWWA Memorabilia?

Elizabeth with Noelene Hartley

Elizabeth Re & Noelene Hartley

Elizabeth Re has been a member and a huge supporter of the National Council of Women for many years and is currently on the Executive Committee.  And she’s asking the question, “Do you have any memorabilia from the Association that we can use for our celebration?”

Elizabeth is pictured with Noeleen Hartley a local Innaloo lady who has been active in pushing women’s rights for many years and is in particular concerned with the consumption of GM foods.

National Council of Women WA will be celebrating their 100 anniversary next year, which is a significant milestone for an association, who through the efforts of many women and have and have made the world safer for us today.

The committee is looking for memorabilia and stories that can be used for the Centenary Celebration next year. It has been organized to hold a display in the Perth Town Hall over ten days in May 2011 to mark this auspicious event.

If you have some NCWWA memorabilia, no matter how small or large, even though you think it wouldn’t be of consequence, we would like you to avail us of its use for the exhibition, or you may wish to donate it to the archives for posterity.

If you know of someone who has been a member or who had relations/friends who were, please tell them of the upcoming event and our request so as to make this a special occasion. Perhaps an association that you belong to has items in their files or archives they would like to loan.

Certainly, any help that you can give would be appreciated.  Please contact the office on Phone (08) 9325 8897 or email:  ncwwa@iinet.net.au or Marion Ward our archivist, email marionward70@yahoo.com

>Serving the People as a JP

Elizabeth Re

Elizabeth Re signing documentation as a JP

In her capacity as a Justice of the Peace, Elizabeth Re is often called upon to sign legal documents, as was the case recently when she was out shopping and received a phone call asking if she could urgently sign some application forms.
Chris, an immigrant to Australia, approached Elizabeth to witness his Australian Citizenship application.

Chris is hoping to become an Australian Citizen on Australia Day, 2011.

Elizabeth dutifully checked his paperwork and signed his photos and application forms on the spot.

Elizabeth Re & Chris

Elizabeth Re signing application for Australian Citizenship

To her credit, Elizabeth takes her role as a Justice of the Peace very seriously and sees that it is a valuable community service that she is providing.  Her reward is the joy of helping people.  Elizabeth is always willing to help community groups and local citizens fill out forms and help sporting clubs complete funding applications.

>Families are Important

Solich Family and Elizabeth Re

Solich Family and Elizabeth Re at the local park in Dianella, Western Australia

Visiting one of the reserves in Dianella, Elizabeth was approached by Andrew Solich, a local father who was out with his children enjoying the play equipment at the local reserve.

“I’m just wondering if there is anything the Council can do about providing some shade at the playground,” asked Andrew.  “A lot of the local kids come down to this park to play but there really isn’t any shade over the play equipment which means that the equipment can be too hot to play on in summer and too wet in winter.  Just seems a shame that the kids can’t play here all year round and enjoy the equipment.”

Elizabeth explained to Mr Solich that it depends on where the equipment is located as to whether or not it would qualify for the shade sails to be added to the equipment.

Having raised two boys herself, Elizabeth appreciates that parents have a tough job on their hands, especially teaching children the value of public space, of community service and how to share public space harmoniously.

Andrew Solich and Elizabeth Re

Andrew Solich & Elizabeth Re discussing the need for shade cloths over play areas to protect children from sun cancers

Elizabeth also made an impression on 12 year old, Sarah Solich, as she discussed with her about waste management.

“We need to encourage our young people to be proactive in our communities,” says Elizabeth.  “Young people have a lot to give and just need us to guide them.”

>Elizabeth Re on Council for the RAC


Elizabeth Re is very happy to serve on the Council of the RAC, as she sees the work of the RAC as being very important in keeping our community mobile and safe on our roads.

As someone who has done a lot of country travel and is also concerned about the economic and eco-friendly future of travel in Western Australia, Elizabeth is willing to make a contribution to decision making at the upper levels of the Motor Industry.

Below are two images of information found on the RAC Website.  To find out more, please click on the link above to visit the Councillors page on the RAC Website.

>”Women Yet to Make their Presence Felt in Top Layers of Local Government” says Re & Scaffidi

>Focus on Role of Women in Politics

Eastern Suburbs Reporter Articles 29 June 2010

>Photo – Elizabeth Re on Australia Day 2010

Elizabeth Re on Australia Day 2010

Elizabeth Re on Australia Day, 2010 at Scarborough Autumn Centre