Cr Sue Pennicuik

Rosstown Ward Councillor Sue Pennicuik has lived in Glen Eira for more than 30 years and her father grew up here on a local dairy run by his grandparents.

Sue was a state MP for the upper house Southern Metropolitan Region for twelve years and held various portfolios including Arts, Education, Employment, Justice, Consumer Affairs, Sport, Tourism, LGBTIQA+ and Animal Welfare. She is a committed advocate for social justice and equality, the environment, and for greater investment in public education, housing, and the arts.

Before entering parliament, Sue worked in a variety of fields including education and training, retail, hospitality, fitness and occupational health and safety. Her qualifications include BA, B App Sci., Dip. Ed., and Masters in Environmental Science.

As an MP, Sue always enjoyed working with community groups and the local councils across Southern Metro and pursued a wide range of state-wide and local issues in parliament on their behalf. She is committed to continuing to work with the community and all levels of government to achieve a fairer and more sustainable future.

Sue’s priorities for council include improving our environmental performance and waste management and making Glen Eira carbon neutral; preserving our neighbourhoods and heritage; creating more public open space and continuing to provide quality services for people of all ages, needs and abilities.