Suburb of residence:
How long have you lived in Greater Dandenong?
My employer is SecurePay Limited.
One unit in Springvale I reside in, and one unit in Noble Park.
Have you run for council/ been a councillor before, or run for any other level of government? If so, please list details (where, when, length of time, etc).
Candidate, City of Glen Eira, 1997. Unsuccessful.
Councillor, City of Greater Dandenong, 2012 –
Are you/have you been a member of a political party? If yes, which party and what faction? If no, what party do you most identify with?
I’m a member of the Australian Labor Party. I receive no funding from the Australian Labor Party. My decisions are made with no political influence.
What councillors, ex-councillors, MPs or ex-MPs have assisted or advised your campaign?
No assistance from MPs. I talk with MP and councillors regularly, and I receive and give advice to MPs and councillors.
What is your campaign budget?
Prefer not to disclose. I’ll spend to get my positive messages to voters.
Who are your campaign donors? How much have each contributed?
I am completely self-funded, and I do not accept donations. This demonstrates that the only thing that influences my decisions are the best interests of residents.
Which candidates are your ‘running mates’?
Who will you direct your preferences to?
I won’t do preference deals. I think it best that voters choose their own order of preference.
Describe your involvement in the local community:
Councillor since 2012. Mayor in 2015. My website, seanoreilly.com.au has an extensive list of things I’ve achieved.
Example of ‘inappropriate development’ in your ward?
Some development is OK. But when developers just try to maximise profit at the expense of surrounding residents, I have spoken out and voted to block the development.
What type of new development would you support in Greater Dandenong’s Green Wedge (Housing/commercial/recreational/industrial/none)?
There should be no change to the existing green wedge rules.
Three most important issues for your ward (in 50 words or less)?
- Now more than ever, keep a lid on rates, particularly those affected most by COVID.
- Traffic and parking congestion.
- A clean environment. Continue to monitor and stop rubbish dumping.