Yarrawonga’s Judy Heather is not currently a Moira Shire councillor, she is no stranger to the government body, having been an elected council representative in 2012.
Despite her passion for the role, Ms Heather was forced to step down from council due to prolonged ill health. Now she enjoying better health, she is ready to put her ‘hat back in the ring’.
“I am already familiar with the way council works and during my time away from the shire chambers I have studied and learnt a lot about current council functions and have kept abreast of the issues,” Ms Heather said.
“I have had people approach me about going back on council and I still have an overwhelming passion for representing the local people.”
Born and raised in the district, she has a passion for helping the community which has been bred into her since she was a young child growing up in St James.
She said Moira Shire Council needs to get back to local issues and listen to what the people want.
“For example, we have a local issue in Yarrawonga with the much-valued Yarrawonga Community Hall planned to be demolished when many local residents are against it,” Ms Heather said.
“I understand we need a new library but there are other locations it could be built such as the old primary school site.”