Ogy Simic | Australian Greens

Ogy Simic

Councillor for Port Phillip, Gateway Ward

I’m a Port Phillip local and am proud to be part of this vibrant and caring community. I’m passionate about making Port Phillip fair and inclusive for everyone and I will stand up for open and transparent local government.

Ogy arrived in Australia when he was eleven years old as a refugee after a civil war erupted in his hometown of Sarajevo.

As a trained lawyer and a long standing social justice campaigner, he has worked tirelessly to promote a society with acceptance of human rights at its core.

Ogy loves living in Port Phillip and being a member of such a welcoming community. As a Port Phillip councillor, he will work to promote ecologically sustainable development that respects the unique urban environment.Ogy’s key areas of focus for Port Phillip include improving cycling and walking paths, keeping Port Phillip liveable, keeping our local parks and waterways clean, and supporting the arts and local sports clubs. Ogy is committed to taking strong local action on climate change to reduce Port Phillip’s carbon footprint.

Ogy believes that cohesive and capable communities are only possible when trust, transparency and integrity are prioritised and opportunities exist for the community to engage with councillors and the decision making process. It is for this reason that he will not accept donations from developers or large corporations.

The responsibility inherent in representing his community is not one he takes lightly, and given the opportunity, Ogy is committed to working with the community and council colleagues to position the City of Port Phillip as 21st century leaders.