Councillor Role

In 2008 Fiona ran for re-election on her own ticket- Team H. She was successful in being re-elected and only 100 votes short of her second candidate Gerald Power being elected also. If she had of been successful with the second candidate Orange Council would have had its first Aboriginal Councillor.

Items of particular interest to Fiona at this time would be the water issue in Orange. She has been active in working towards a way for future water sustainability. Evidence of the work done to date can be viewed on the Council web site- Water Project

Fiona also enjoys the role she plays in the numerous areas relating to the major portfolio in which she holds- Community Services. Given her background as a Registered Nurse, previous Councillor, Justice of the Peace, involvement in local community projects and various fundraising activities Fiona believes she is well suited to this role. In particular she is approachable, empathic, professional, understanding and seeks out the various needs of her community. Projects Fiona has been involved in through Council are:

* Water strategy for the future 2050
* Storm Water Harvesting scheme
* Planning and development of the New PCYC centre in Orange
* Spring Street Bridge
* Children's Memorial Garden
* Expansion of the Skate park
* Advocate for Icely and Ophir road users linking to Northern Distributor
* Youth Conference Orange
* Australian Rural Leadership Course- Vision Task needs assessment for families.
* Crime Prevention CCTV cameras
* Christmas Festival
* Chamber of Commerce representative for Council
* Disability services
* Mount Canobolas as a Tourist area
* Dragon Boats Orange

In 2004 Fiona was first elected as a Councillor with Orange City Council. After a busy time with election and campaigning against 77 other possible candidates. Fiona became the third female Councillor at Orange. Fiona is an extremely active Council member and some of the projects that she has driven or been involved in are:

  • Designing and building two BMX Tracks in Orange after establishing a partnership with organisations to provide funding in support (competitive and recreational)
  • Lobbying and building a recreational play area for children at Glenroi
  • Working with the community and other Councillors to have an Aboriginal Flag flown at the Council Chambers
  • Working with a committee and Youth to establish "Not just another CafĂ©" (NJAC)
  • Set up a Pilot Project with Police, Public School and Council to provide bikes and helmets so that bike riding could become part of the sport curriculum at no cost to students.
  • Lobbied for changes in phone directory, reduced speed on distributor road, better meeting times, shared space, and much more.
  • Been an active member in the Community Plan 2020 for Orange
  • Amongst many other things... Visit this site monthly to stay updated on what Fiona has been involved in with Council.

Fiona's objectives on council

Council Objectives (PDF File)

Orange Councillor and Candidate 2008 Election
Please find in this document the completed profile with full policy information and many other extras added in.

You Tube- Orange Electorate Fiona Rossiter Team H

Visit this new website Australian Family Matters

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Molong Players - Lost

I had just been at a fundraising event for the Premi-babes association group with my family, when I was approached by a lady called Catherine who informed me that she was playing my character in a play. Of course I was interested, felt a flattered to know that I had become a star in an indirect way. You see Catherine was a cast member in the Molong Players group and she played my character as a Councillor with Orange City Council.
But there was more, the story line linked into a facility that was being built in Molong. Both Mayor John Davis, Cr Dick Niven and myself were working with Cr Farr. Of course the names were changed slightly but it was pretty evident that it was about us as Councillors. The play progressed on with much humour and entertainment.
Mayor John Davis was called to the stage during intermission and was asked to sing a song from the sound of music and laughably well he did. Even though we seemed to be the underhanded stars of the show, you couldn't help but laugh with the commentary and the fantastic performance that the Molong Players put on. Not to mention the amazing talent and truly amazing sing along the audience was engaged in.
I couldn't help but think how lucky the Molong people were to have the talent of these people and the true engagement of their community to bring this event to fruition for several weekends on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Mayor John Davis, myself and our partners felt privileged to be a part of the entertainment as bizarre as it may seem. We were privy to and I must say once again to some extraordinary talent. The people where welcoming and the event was outstanding. I almost wish we could have them perform here in Orange also.
All monies raised from the event go towards supporting the community of Molong and that in itself is highly commendable. We had superb food which was if my memory serves me right was put on by a local playgroup plus the new Gelato company set up in Molong. You cant help but feel the true connection of this community and I cant help going back to the amazing talent!
Just as a reference we did laugh most of the trip back home to Orange while reflecting on the show we had just seen.
Cr Rozzeter also known as Cr Rossiter

Hopefully I may be able to get my hands on some photos from the Molong player soon to show you the resemblance to the actors at this event,
A wow of a night as far as entertainment was concerned!

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