Fo­cus on the less for­tu­nate

Southern Telegraph - - News - Ar­ran Mor­ton

It was af­ter eight years spent volunteering with char­i­ties over­seas that Se­cret Har­bour res­i­dent Julie-Anne Moyle de­cided to re-fo­cus her phi­lan­thropy ef­forts on home soil.

For­mer oper­a­tions man­ager Mrs Moyle said she had spent time in Viet­nam and Cam­bo­dia work­ing with or­phans and vic­tims of the sex trade be­fore re­al­is­ing her help was needed in Rock­ing­ham.

Now, the mum-of-one hopes to change things from the in­side by cam­paign­ing for a spot on the City of Rock­ing­ham Coun­cil.

Mrs Moyle said she had thrown her energy into help­ing the city’s home­less over the past few months, co-found­ing The Crew (Chris­tians ready, equipped and will­ing) to pro­vide food and sup­port for those in need.

She said she was com­mit­ted to get­ting a bet­ter deal for the city’s home­less — but there were many is­sues she be­lieved needed ad­dressed. “I’m pas­sion­ate about help­ing the home­less — I want to be a con­duit be­tween the pow­ers that be and the op­pressed,” Mrs Moyle said.

“But there are many is­sues in Se­cret Har­bour that need to be ad­dressed.”

Mrs Moyle said she hoped to reignite the fight for a po­lice sta­tion for the sub­urb and cam­paign for bet­ter fam­ily-friendly fa­cil­i­ties, as part of a list of goals should she be elected next month.

She said she would like to see more play ar­eas and bet­ter main­te­nance of ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Se­cret Har­bour, and more park­ing for Warn­bro Train Sta­tion.

Bal­divis, Comet Bay, Rock­ing­ham and Safety Bay wards each have four-year terms avail­able, with the ex­cep­tion of one va­cancy from ei­ther Rock­ing­ham or Safety Bay, which will be a two-year term.

Nom­i­na­tions close to­mor­row, with the elec­tion to be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 17.

Pic­ture: Ar­ran Mor­ton

Se­cret Har­bour res­i­dent Julie-Anne Moyle hopes to be elected to the City of Rock­ing­ham Coun­cil next month.

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