Robin Knox is the Greens Alderman for the Chan Ward in Darwin. Robin has a vision for a liveable, sustainable community that supports everyone.
Robin arrived in Darwin in 1979. Since then she has raised her family, had a varied professional career and been involved with numerous community activities in Darwin. Robin was first elected to Council in 2010. Her vision for Darwin is for a very liveable, sustainable city with lots of green space to support our relaxed outdoor tropical lifestyle. She believes in creating a caring community that supports everyone. She is passionate about good planning and appropriate development for the hot humid tropics.
Robin is best known for her work in sustainability and was the COOLmob Program Manager. She has also been a health researcher for the Fred Hollows Foundation, has established the ‘women’s ranger program’ for the Northern Land Council and conducted park management research for the Centre for Indigenous Natural and Cultural Resource Management. Prior to this she was a dispaly designer for the NT Museum and Art Galleries and has also run her own graphic design business.
Sport and social activity has always been a big part of her life. She has coordinated community projects such as the Fringe Festival and Walk Against Want, has been a voluntary refugee settlement support coordinator, served on school councils, and is currently an active member of Bicycle Network NT. For relaxation, Robin enjoys gardening and bushwalking, and sailing. Robin has also lived and worked in England and Botswana, where she established a museum and cultural centre and helped found Botswana’s first Women Against Rape Program.