Pauline Lockie first moved to the Inner West with her family in 2013, when they relocated back to Sydney after nearly eight years in London. They were delighted to purchase their first family home in St Peters in 2014.
But on Melbourne Cup day that year – less than two months after they moved in – Pauline and her family learned that their home was one of over 80 in the area marked for forced acquisition for WestConnex.
Since then, Pauline has been a tireless advocate for her community. As a spokesperson for the WestCONnex Action Group, she has made countless appearances in the media, at public events, and in meetings with politicians and officials at all levels of government to campaign for an end to this destructive project, as well as better outcomes for people across the Inner West who are now enduring the worst impacts of its construction.
Due to the wide-ranging impact WestConnex is having on the Inner West, Pauline’s advocacy has expanded to include issues such as public transport, sustainable cities, Urban Growth’s development plans for Parramatta Road, the right to protest, democratic planning, and more.
Work and family
Pauline lives with her husband Warren and daughter Adia in Newtown. She combines part-time work as an copywriter for a leading skin care company with running her own freelance copywriting and communications business. Pauline has created campaigns for over 80 charities and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and overseas, as well as many corporate clients.
Pauline Lockie is your progressive independent Councillor for the Damun/Stanmore ward of Inner West Council. She is dedicated to making sure our Inner West remains the best place in Sydney to live, work and play.
Meet Pauline Lockie
As a local activist, founding member of the WestCONnex Action Group and independent Councillor at Inner West Council, Pauline has been a tireless fighter for our community.
Her work has played a key role in making WestConnex as controversial as it deserves to be, and made rising discontent with the project a key factor behind Premier Mike Baird’s sudden resignation in 2017.
Due to the wide-ranging impact WestConnex is having on the Inner West, Pauline’s advocacy expanded to include issues such as public transport, sustainable cities, development, the right to protest, democratic planning, and more.
In 2016, Pauline’s advocacy for our community was recognised when she was named the Newtown electorate’s Local Woman of the Year.
Pauline is passionate about liveable cities, local democracy, equality and sustainable development. She has proven herself to be someone who is fearless about speaking truth to power, standing up to the government to protect the long-term future of our community, and supporting residents across the Inner West.
Since being elected, Pauline has brought Pride Seats celebrating key LGBTIQ+ activists to the Inner West, fought for the preservation of our industrial/creative areas, supported local businesses, campaigned against the relaxation of tree protections, and much more. She has also personally assisted hundreds of residents with Council issues, and remains dedicated to making Council more accessible and transparent to residents.
Above right: Image created by Pauline's friends at Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport following Mike Baird's resignation.