>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 13 years.  For example 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 footpaths, sunshade, equipment, bbq’s and furniture
  • Founder Innaloo Community Group
  • Pushed for the Stirling Centre Project 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
  • Pushed for discount on sterilisation of dogs and cats
  • Support for Community Gardens
  • A paper recycling strategy for the City of Stirling which, not only saved ratepayer’s money, but also reduced waste to landfill

>Elizabeth Re: Local Community Involvement

Elizabeth was born in Mount Lawley, lived in North Perth, attended St Brigid’s Primary School in West Perth, when her father Julius Re became a Councillor for the City of Perth. She has lived in the City of Stirling local community for most of her life and, like her father, has always volunteered in one capacity or another, following her own interests, the interest of her children and the interests of the broader community.

Enjoying many achievements in terms of successful grants, implementation of new policies, new services and establishing community assets focused on increasing health and well-being such as footpaths, play equipment, improved lighting, underground power rebates, upgrade of community buildings and recycling initiatives.

Over the years Elizabeth’s continuing support of community involvements include:

  • Teaching at Churchlands High School, Woodlands Primary School, Central TAFE, and Curtin University
  • Inaugural board member Churchlands Independent Primary School
  • Board member Newman College, Churchlands
  • Parents & Friends committee  Holy Rosary Primary School, Doubleview
  • Volunteer Justice of the Peace Cambridge & Stirling centre’s
  • Participated in athletics at Perry Lakes stadium both as an athlete and as parent helper for her sons at Perry Lakes Little Athletic Club
  • Played, coached and umpired at Mathews Netball Centre for over thirty years
  • Player and coach Perry Lakes Basketball association
  • Member for Life and timekeeper etc at Claremont Football Club
  • Marist Football Club committee member
  • Family participation in Wembley Football Club with her Father – Julius Re, Uncle – Ben Re and Son – James Price all playing
  • Member Woodlands Progress Association
  • Founder Woodlands Action Group
  • Neighbourhood Watch suburb manager
  • Member Safer WA local committee
  • Member Frog Watch program
  • Member Herdsman Lake Advisory Committee
  • Team Manager etc Wembley Downs Soccer Club
  • Parent helper City Beach Surf Life Saving Club
  • Executive committee member Central Districts Junior Football Umpires Association
  • Parent helper Trident Water Polo association College Stadium
  • Parent helper Marist /Subiaco Cricket club
  • Innaloo Community Group

Whilst living outside of her current electorate, Elizabeth co-founded the Nintirri Community Centre in Tom Price to provide daycare and educational resources for people living in the remote and mining community.  This centre is still in operation today, 30 years on.

In her work community, Elizabeth started the Women’s Interest Network Group for the Health Department of WA to foster the development of women through leadership, networking, mentoring and development of diversity policies.

In her country work, Elizabeth helped to establish an Aboriginal accommodation and radio centre in a South-West town after Aboriginal Reserves were closed, to allow alternative accommodation and a stronger community environment for those community members who chose not to drink alcohol.

Elizabeth has also founded community groups to address the growing concerns of local people about developments in their area.  For example, successfully campaigning to stop the establishment of a large hotel within 10 metres of a residential property due to the negative impact on the neighbourhood in terms of noise, traffic, waste management and amenities.

Australia Day Awards Ceremony at City of Stirling

Elizabeth attended the special breakfast in council chambers on Australia Day in celebration of the many volunteers who make the City of Stirling a great place to live.

Elizabeth is pictured here with Dianella resident, Hayley Solich (far right), who received the Community Citizen of the Year Award, Hayley’s husband Andrew Solich (2nd from right) and guest speaker Krista Dunstan, Young Australian of the Year (WA) Finalist.

The City of Stirling awarded some of its most exceptional citizens at its Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony.

The awards, which are held in conjunction with the Australia Day Council of WA, recognise local individuals and community groups that have made an outstanding contribution to the community in the past year.

City of Stirling Deputy Mayor Councillor David Lagan, who presented the awards, said the calibre of nominees was, as usual, very high.

“The time and personal effort these nominees devote to their community goes above and beyond what is expected,” Deputy Mayor Lagan said

“We received many impressive nominations this year, so our winners can be very proud of themselves.”

This year’s award recipients were:

Recipients of the Award
Kirsta Dunstan, Hayley Solich and the other nominees. Deputy Mayor, David Lagan centre.

Community Citizen of the Year – Hayley Solich

A volunteer for 25 years, Hayley has supported people in crisis including women in domestic violence situations, homeless people and people affected by drugs. She serves on more than 10 mental health committees and has contributed her personal experiences as a carer to Carers WA training videos.

Senior Community Citizen of the Year (65 years and over) – Walter Kolb

Walter is a quiet achiever recognised for his significant contribution as a horticulturalist. He has dedicated more than 4,000 hours to coastal regeneration in the City. In retirement, Walter continues to apply his considerable skills and boundless energy to the rehabilitation of the City of Stirling coastline.

Young Community Citizen of the Year (under 25 years) – Laura Ives Hicks

A devoted Guide Leader with the Scarborough Beach Seaview Guides, Laura also serves on a local committee for a young women’s guide group (Olave Program). Laura generously donates her time to guiding programs so young girls have access to the same positive experiences that she had growing up.

Active Citizen Award (Community Group) – Stirling Youth Advocates

Working together in the interests of local young people, the Stirling Youth Advocates (SYA) group has developed several events and initiatives during the past year. The SYA’s projects aim to bring the community together and provide opportunities to share their positivity with people across the City and beyond.

City of Stirling Community Volunteer of the Year – Bernie Pugh

A volunteer with the City of Stirling for more than a decade, Bernie has dedicated the past four years to the Connect2 program transporting seniors on group outings. Always willing to volunteer his time, Bernie has that remarkable ability to find out what is important to each and every client.

World’s Homeless Games

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Focus on Role of Women in Politics – Eastern Suburbs Reporter

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Supporting Dreaming Fit Foundation Churchlands Concert 2012

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Four generations of Julius Re Family 2014

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Graduate Women 90th Anniversary

Supporting all the wonderful professional women at the Graduate Women 90th anniversary December 2013

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Elizabeth Re Quote

Supporting Junior Surf Pro Trigg

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