REPRESENTING SUBIACO, SHENTON PARK, DAGLISH AND JOLIMONT
I was born and raised in the Pilbara town of Port Hedland. From a very early age my father Colin Matheson involved me in his role as a councillor, and as he pioneered the development of football in the Pilbara.
I left Port Hedland to further my studies to become a Certified Financial Planner and completed a degree at UWA in political science and history in 2012 .
Since moving to Subiaco in 2002 to be closer to footy at Subi Oval, and restoring Ruby Hutchinson House, I decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and nominate for Subiaco Council to continue my passion to work for the community.
I was first elected as an East Ward Councillor on 15 October 2011. Within six months of the election, my husband Andrew died of cancer aged 46. This loss and our love for Subiaco has driven me to work even harder, and to make the most of every day. On 17 October 2015, I was re-elected with 57% of the vote. Thank you for your continued support.
In 2016, I received a Distinguish Service Award for my services to the Financial Planning Association of Australia where I was a Director for 10 years and a member since 1989.
I am currently an elected member of the University of Western Australia’s Convocation Council and a recent member of the Metro West DAP panel representing Subiaco. Since 2012, I have represented more than 50 DAP affected communities across the Perth Metropolitan area, and ran as a candidate to a campaign for the GST for WA in the recent State election.
“I would like to build on the successful campaigns I have been a part of like keeping Perth Modern in Subiaco, retaining Subiaco Oval for public sporting facilities instead of the previous government’s plans of high-rise flats and office blocks, and making the decisions of the Development Assessment Panels (DAP) more open and transparent to the public.”
“As Mayor I will bring fresh ideas to the City like promoting Subiaco as a health and fitness destination with new state of the art sporting and recreational facilities, and as the home of soccer for the fastest growing sport for children in WA.
It’s time to connect Subiaco’s northern borders by working with the government to build new residential homes and road connections over the railway line to access the new high school proposed at Kitchener Park, and reboot Subiaco’s local business and entertainment centres by cutting red tape and promoting our local talented business leaders.
These opportunities will ultimately reduce Subiaco’s rates under my leadership.”
Contact Julie by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9381 3429 or mobile +61 409 294 495
Authorised by Julie Matheson, 139 Coghlan Road, Subiaco.