Our Transport Champions
To help us spread the campaign message, we recruited 10 transport champions. They each use different types of transport and represent different parts of our community, including families, business and young people. Each champion has their own story as to why they wanted to be involved in the campaign and help spread the message to GET WYNDHAM MOVING.
Hear their stories
Mick has lived and worked in manufacturing in Wyndham over a period spanning 35 years, including being the spokesperson for the Wyndham Industry Liaison and Development Committee for several years. He now has a business consulting in risk analytics. Mick was a founding LeadWest board member, and is an active advocate for improved transport infrastructure including the Fix Doherty’s Road campaign.
To hear Mick's full story click here
Jason and Bernadette Smallwood and family
Jason and Bernadette Smallwood enjoy living in Wyndham. Transport is important to them as it is something that they rely on and use on a daily basis. Whether driving the car, catching the train, or walking the dogs, all of these are important functions that deserve attention. Jason and Bernadette have a strong interest in supporting initiatives that aim to promote short and long term benefits for the Wyndham community.
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Julie has been a resident of Wyndham for 32 years and is currently the Principal of Baden Powell College – a two campus school consisting of Derrimut Heath Primary School and Tarneit (Prep to Year 9). As a resident, educator and Rotarian, Julie would not like to live in any other place however does feel that we deserve better when it comes to travelling around our community.
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Sarma has been a resident of Point Cook for the past 13 years and is married with two children. Working as a Senior Engineering Sales Professional of Lighting Corporation (Austube) of Gerard Lighting Group, he is an actively involved member of Indian Telugu Community. Sarma holds strong community connections with several organisations - currently serving as the Vice President of Lions Club City of Melbourne. He was also a member of the Lions Clubs International for the last 29 years.
To hear Sarma's full story click here
Dr Meera Joshi
Dr Meera Joshi is a general practitioner who has been practicing at a clinic located at Heaths Road, Hoppers Crossing for the past five years. Dr Joshi believes that with the increase in our ageing population, it is getting harder for the aged community to access public amenities such as doctors, hospitals and shopping centres.
To hear Dr Joshi's full story click here
At almost 23 years of age, Cameron is our youngest transport champion. He is a local resident and is currently serving as a member of the Wyndham Transport Portfolio Committee. He has lived in Wyndham all his life and has experienced a lot of inadequacies with Wyndham’s public transport, as with all growth areas in particular. He sees his duty as a Transport Champion as representing the interests of young people who make up a large portion of transport users in the local area.
To hear Cameron's full story click here
Barry has been a business owner in the west for 30 years, across a range of industries. He’s received a number of accolades including a Queen’s birthday honour; an AM for his contribution to industry and the community, as well as Wyndham Citizen of the year in 2000.
He’s passionate about building business and industry in outer growth areas, and believes more should be done to support this, both locally and around the country.
To hear Barry's full story click here
Christine has lived in Hoppers Crossing for over seven years and is lucky enough to work locally in Werribee. . Christine wants to encourage others who live and work within Wyndham to embed exercise into their lifestyles by choosing active transport, such as walking, cycling or tri-cycling to get to work or to school and for all local travel. She has just completed Wyndham’s Building Blocks Leadership Course in Active Transport – and her project along with two other girls is to support people to ride tricycles rather than cars for local travel needs. She also wants people to be empowered to advocate for better public transport
To hear Christine's full story click here
Edi De Pellegrin
Edi is a local business owner and has lived in Wyndham her whole life. She has seen it grow and mature from a small town some years ago to now a vibrant city.
Edi strongly advocates that we should be looking forward and creating solutions to what traffic and transport issues we can foresee now for our future. Edi urges the Community to get involved and work together to think outside the square and continue to make Wyndham a thriving community.
To hear Edi's full story click here
The Get Wyndham Moving Team would like to thank Alice Osborne and Troy Hixon who represented the campaign as transport champions in 2014 and 2015. Their contribution to the campaign throughout these two years has been exceptional and we thank them wholeheartedly for their support and contributions.
- The GWM team