>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.