Councillor Janet Giles
A local independent voice for people and
This is me
I am proud to have been elected as an Area Councillor in the City of Adelaide in November 2022.
I'm a retired Trade Union official and ex-teacher and I am a resident of the Southwest of the city.
I love where I live because it's diverse, green, creative, community-minded, and lively. Here I've found people to be welcoming and accepting of each other regardless of background, age, gender, identity, or life experience.
In my working life, I've been a teacher, a union organiser, a leader, and a campaigner.
I've supported campaigns and movements that support Aboriginal People, women, workers, the environment, LGBQTI+ rights, and address inequality in our community.
I have extensive experience working on committees and boards and working with others in government and the community to find solutions to issues. I'm a member of the City South Association, the Adelaide Parklands Association, the Anti Poverty Network, and a volunteer with the Adelaide Day Centre.
I am married with two grown-up children who work in the hospitality industry and now live in Melboune.
As your councillor I will
listen, consult and keep you informed
behave respectfully and operate in the interests of an effective, working council for the people of our city
be a voice for residents and small businesses
focus on building our city community through better services and support, particularly for those in greatest need
support real action on climate change and protecting our beautiful parklands
address homelessness, affordable housing and reasonable rent
work to create processes that give residents and council a more equal voice in planning and development decisions
make our city safer city for all, with better bike, public transport, and walking infrastructure
value our shared heritage, tell the truth about our history and build strong partnership with the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains, the Kaurna people
re-build our city precincts through community engagement and activation
I am proudly independent, local and progressive.
feel free to contact me with any ideas, issues, or if you need assistance.
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