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Meet Michael

Michael Nolan Boroondara council elections

Hi, I'm Michael NOLAN, Councillor Candidate for Bellevue Ward.

Life in Bellevue

I currently live in Kew East and have lived here for 26 years, bringing my family up in Bellevue.

My wife and partner Rosemary has worked in the disability sector for 18 years. We very much enjoy being a part of the community and like to support the local shopping villages and walk & ride around Bellevue, Boroondara & beyond.

You can read more about some of my community activity in the section below

Project management skills

I have worked as a capital projects Director across Australia and New Zealand for major food producers, and later in a national facilities and engineering role in the logistics sector. As well, I have worked extensively in reducing energy costs and electricity procurement within industry, and initiated a project to eliminate harmful refrigerants over a decade in Victorian operations. 

Education and Associations:

Bachelor of Engineering (Mech, Uni of MEL); Sustainability Essentials for Executives (Distinction, Uni of NSW); Masters Environment & Planning (part-completed, RMIT); various Project Management qualifications (including Kepner Tregoe, working in Prince II). Various Community Committees - including Hays Paddock Advisory Committee, Lighter Footprints Co-convenor, Kew East PS general committee.

Local Community involvement:

Locally, I have been involved in the community for many years in many ways. Including:

  • Kew East Primary School (KEPS) - General committee

  • Kew East Primary School (KEPS) - co-founder of the environment team

  • Auskick co-coach - Kew Comets 

  • Co-coach - under-age Kew East Basketball team.

  • Lighter Footprints Inc – local climate and environment action group. Involvement in various sub-groups, Co-Convenor for 4 years.

Michael Nolan Kew East
  • Electrify Boroondara – inaugural Steering Group member.

  • 4th Kew Scouts – assisting key leader for 3 years.
     

I have been involved in a number of successful community campaigns since 2002 to preserve and enhance the Hays Paddock parklands, East Kew, near where I live, including being on the Hays Paddock Advisory Committee that:

 

  • saved the original Pavilion, and agreed to the design for renovation and extension of the main Pavilion.  

  • preserved the mix of informal recreation and formal recreation in the Hays Paddock/Glass Creek area 

  • provided new BBQ and picnic areas

  • achieved safer access across Glass Creek to Hays Paddock

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