Lord Mayor candidate Sally Capp addresses Melbourne’s issues
Property Council Executive Sally Capp today formally announced her bid at Town Hall, telling Neil Mitchell she is passionate and ready to face Melbourne’s challenges.
Neil quizzed Ms Capp on her opinion on a range of Melbourne issues.
SAFETY IN THE CITY
“My first step will be engagement with the people of Melbourne,” she said.
“Feeling safe is definitely important for Melburnians, it continues to be an issue, putting measures in place to give people confidence is very important.”
“It’s an interesting questions because cars bring people and people are very important to the city and businesses.
“I think we need to look at better ways to manage it.”
“Docklands is a project which was always going to be about 20-30 years in the making and we’ve still got about a third of that to go.
“It has been a challenge, we definitely know there’s lessons to be learned from our Docklands experience.
“It’s one of the most important areas of Melbourne and it deserves our ongoing investment and support.”
“How we use and abuse Obikes is an issue.
“It’s about human behaviour more than the bikes themselves.”
HER STYLE AS MAYOR
“My style, huge energy and enthusiasm, very collaborative, being very authentic and working hard.”
“I certainly haven’t been in touch with him.
“I think Robert, over the three terms he had, certainly raised the professionalism, vision and strategic expectations we had for Melbourne City Council.
“The legacy that Robert has left that would obviously be something that we would try and continue.”
FUNDING HER CAMPAIGN
“I made a decision this morning that I will not be accepting donations from property developers.”
Fast facts about Sally Capp
- She’s a mad Collingwood supporter and is a former board member
- She doesn’t drink coffee
- Her uncle David Morgan played for Richmond and was a child TV star with Olivia Newton-John, (an episode of the show David appeared on can be seen below)