James Searle | Australian Greens

James Searle

Councillor for Yarra, Melba Ward

I'm a Richmond local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making the City of Yarra as fair and inclusive as it can be and stand for open and transparent local government.

James believes residents should have a genuine opportunity to influence Council decision-making, and should be part of the conversation, as well as consultation. James will advocate for developments that put the public's interests ahead of developer's interests. He supports energy efficiency, sustainable design principles and increased investment in renewable energy. James will stand up for our natural environment, open spaces, bike lanes and walking paths.

With experience sitting on the boards and management committees of several not-for-profits, James is experienced in governance, proper process and consultation. James holds a double Bachelor of Business (Business Law) and Bachelor of Business Information Systems.

James is committed to working closely with his community to protect the interests of local residents and small businesses. James is committed to protecting the diversity and culture of the City of Yarra. He cares about a consultative approach to governance to ensure a sustainable and transparent planning and development process.

James has chosen to stand with The Greens due to a shared vision of a society that cares about people and the environment. He believes his experience and knowledge will allow him to stand for decisions that have positive impacts for the area and its people.