Councillor Profile - Cr Virginia Tachos

Cr Virginia Tachos

“Our community’s tolerance, empathy and resilience is one of its many strengths and I have a proud history of working in the local community.”

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Committees

  • Community Aviation Consultation Group
  • Melbourne Regional Landfill Community Reference Group
  • Former Keilor Library Community Consultative Committee

What is your connection to Brimbank?

I live and work in Brimbank. I have a proud history of working for the local community as a grassroots community activist. I have advocated for better sporting infrastructure, retention of parks and a Community Hub, disability rights and greater investment across the Community.

What do you think is the greatest strength of the Brimbank Community?

It’s rich diversity and that it is a destination for many young families to start their dreams and aspirations. People from walks of life bring their stories dreams and goals. I believe its tolerance, empathy and resilience are just a few of its many strengths.

What are your greatest concerns for Brimbank?

Balancing our growth with support services and infrastructure. We need to ensure that we improve the health outcomes of our people, increase physical and passive recreation. Supporting business to increase jobs and improve retention rates at schools.

What made you decide to run for Council?

I am a passionate advocate for the community and localisation. I want to build sustainable and strong communities through community building and listening to the needs of people. Promoting inclusion not just in words but providing real opportunities, we have so much untapped potential within our people. I see my role essentially as a facilitator of this.

What do you hope to achieve in your term as a Brimbank City Councillor?

A focus on people, improved services, implementing efficiencies where possible to ensure we have the services people need. To be transparent, united and connected to the people we represent. Improving inclusion, reviewing planning schemes, focus on promoting healthy outcomes of our Community.

What is your favourite thing to do in Brimbank?

Visit our wonderful parks, particularly Horseshoe Bend Park. Watch local sports such as football and cricket, basketball and athletics – especially as Keilor is such a strong Sports Hub. Visiting heritage sites, gaining a better understanding of our own history and also enjoying the diverse cuisine particularly Alfrieda Street and Sunshine.