Cr Amanda McNeill
Cr McNeill is married and a mother of three boys. She has lived in Whitehorse for almost 20 years. Cr McNeill has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in politics from the Australian National University (ANU) Canberra. She also holds an Honours Degree in Social Science from Monash University.
Amanda enjoys her garden, walking in our local parks, cycling, listening to records, the local football and AFL and cricket both locally and at the MCG.
Cr McNeill is also a member of Blackburn Football Club, Historic Radio Society of Australia, Melbourne Storm and Vision Australia and a friend of Mont Albert Reserve.
Cr McNeill is interested in preserving neighbourhood character and fair planning outcomes, ensuring fair treatment for locals when impacted by state projects, disability advocacy including access to ensure all enjoy our city, improving local parks and enabling greater access for off-lead dog areas, lowering costs to locals and minimising rate rises with a focus on delivering better value for money.
Cr McNeill has worked in the public service, the community sector and she currently works in small business. She was born with limited eyesight but her vision impairment has driven her harder to succeed. In 2017 she was awarded the Deakin Award for her dedicated volunteer work in the local community, successfully led multiple large community volunteer groups and functions and events. She also lobbies state politicians on disability advocacy and other public policy.
Cr McNeill represents Council on the following:
- Advisory Committee for the review of the Chief Executive Officer’s Development
- Whitehorse Disability Advisory Committee
- Major Projects Councillor Reference Group
- Built Environment Awards
- Tree Assistance Fund
- Whitehorse Community Grants Panel