Pauline Tyrrell has been on Council since 2008 and previously from 2000 to 2004 (with a stint as Deputy Mayor : 2002 – 2004) and has lived in Chiswick since 1989 with her husband. Pauline was re-elected in 2012 for another term as a Greens Councillor and is currently Deputy Mayor on Canada Bay Council. Her increasing knowledge of community concerns and experience of Council practice make her a strong councillor serving the community. She continues to work conscientiously and honestly to address residents’ concerns and to introduce innovative Greens ideas to protect and enhance the Canada Bay environment.
As the only Greens Councillor, Pauline has worked for Council to adopt environmental and social support initiatives and has been active in many local committees. Pauline has initiated actions such as:
- expanded bushland management program with a Bush Care Coordinator
- policy requiring rainwater tanks for all new dwellings
- continuous lobbying on the Rhodes Peninsula and Breakfast Point redevelopment
- Parramatta River contamination
- acknowledgement of Country at Council ceremonies
- allow residents to address all Council meetings
- for Council to provide more affordable housing and support renters
Her current local involvement includes bushcare work, founding member of Canada Bay Sustainable City Committee, member of Drummoyne Community Centre Management Committee and Concord Heritage Society and supporter of many local groups such as Communities for Communities.
Pauline’s academic qualifications include a BA (Hons), (Political Economy Major) Uni of Sydney; BSc (Biochemistry) Uni of NSW; Permaculture Design Certificate. Pauline has worked as newsletter editor for a community education group lobbying for social justice, the environment and peace; as a scientist in hospital laboratories and as an English teacher in Nepal.