Headshot of councillor Thuy Dang

Get to know your Councillors | Cr Thuy Dang

Cr Dang has a passion for our rich multicultural community and enjoys meeting people and participating in cultural events.  She loves learning about Brimbank’s heritage and delights in the vast cuisines our City offers.

“I am new to my role and I feel humbled and privileged to represent the people of Brimbank as a Grasslands Ward Councillor.

“For more than a decade I’ve been involved with a lot of community events including White Ribbon Day, Clean-Up Australia Day for Brimbank and other health, wellbeing and safety projects.

“I’ve also taken an interest in the St Albans Lunar New Year Festival, the Children’s Moon Lantern Festival, computer and English classes for seniors and Vietnamese traditional music and dance.

“These personal involvements deepened my interest in community and sparked my ambition to become a Councillor.

“I’m also interested in multiculturalism, and the dynamic diversity that makes up the Brimbank community inspires and excites me.  I see this as our strength.

“The other side of the coin is that multiculturalism brings with it the barrier of language, and people who do not speak English, or don’t speak English well, may feel isolated and disadvantaged.

“I recognise that language barriers can limit how people connect and participate in their community and this can impact them in a range of ways. For example, their capacity to learn new technology and other things, especially for seniors.

“I understand the value of what’s possible if we can break down some of these barriers, and I will try to be instrumental in bringing about change in this area.

“In my capacity as a Councillor, I want to support local residents and it’s important to me that my contribution will make a difference.

“Over recent months, it has been wonderful to be able to start moving about more freely in the community.

“In March I attended the Gallery in Me at the Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House, the Home Colours Art Exhibition Opening at the Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre, the Brimbank Neighbourhood Houses Harmony Day event, the New Year Flag Raising Ceremony (Co Vang Flag Raising), the Western Regional Bi Annual Forum and most recently the fabulous ‘Be Bold’ Festival Opening in St Albans.

“I’m thoroughly enjoying getting out and about in the community, meeting people and having the opportunity to hear what’s on their minds.

“It is my hope that I can represent the community’s voice well, and to discuss the issues important to them in my role as a Councillor.

“I look forward to working with my fellow Brimbank Councillors to meet the community’s needs.”

You can contact Cr Dang at CrDang@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 0437 744 803.


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