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 made countless appearances in the media, at public events, and in meetings with politicians and officials at all levels of government to campaign against the project, and for better outcomes for Inner West residents.
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, and planning and development.
Since being elected to Inner West Council in 2017, Pauline has continued to act on these issues, as well as LGBTIQ rights, climate change and sustainability, community involvement in Council decision-making, air quality, local environmental issues, and more.
Pauline lives with her husband Warren, daughter Adia, and greyhound Trixie in Newtown.
Pauline Lockie is your progressive independent Councillor for the Damun/Stanmore ward, and former Deputy Mayor of Inner West Council. She was first elected to Council in 2017. Prior to that, she was a tireless fighter for our community as a founding member of the WestCONnex Action Group.
A track record of working for you
Pauline is passionate about liveable cities, local democracy, equality and sustainable development. As you Independent Councillor, Pauline has:
- Brought Pride Seats celebrating key LGBTIQ+ activists to the Inner West
- Led Council's opposition to 'religious freedom' laws that threaten hard-won rights for LGBTIQ+ people, women, people with disabilities, and more
- Worked with local businesses and creative industries to protect our main streets and industrial/creative spaces, and support our Covid-19 recovery
- Worked for improved public and active transport, lower traffic speeds on local streets, and the completion of the GreenWay
- Fought against the relaxation of tree protections
- Partnered with local organisations to launch the #RacismNotWelcome campaign, Council’s first Gender Equity Strategy, and ban sales of animal fur on Council land
- Taken action to improve our local parks and bring forward investment in roads and footpaths.
Pauline has also helped hundreds of people get the outcomes they need from Council, and remains dedicated to making the organisation and its processes more accessible to its residents.