Anjalee de Silva

Councillor for Monash City Council - Mount Waverley ward

I’m an advocate, lawyer, academic, and proud Mount Waverley local. 

I strongly believe that our elected representatives need to understand and work on behalf of all members of our local community. Having been born in Sri Lanka and experienced my own journey as an immigrant, I believe that I’m uniquely placed to contribute to supporting and communicating with Monash’s extensive multicultural community. I’ve also been committed to issues of social and environmental justice throughout my life and career, particularly as they relate to women, girls, and other vulnerable groups in our community. I’m committed to representing all of us and advocating for quality, affordable services and our local environment and amenity.

As your councillor, I will do my utmost to deliver outcomes that best serve all residents and ratepayers. My skills, knowledge, and experience will assist me in implementing measures which benefit our whole community in an accountable and transparent manner. I’m particularly passionate about retaining our garden city character. Mount Waverley is such a beautiful, nature-filled place to live, and I’ll fight to keep make sure that remains the case. I’m also passionate about combatting violence against women and girls and improving factors which influence public safety, including the physical design of our urban environment. Finally, I’m deeply conscious that Council has a key role to play in tackling the Climate Emergency. Measures directed at reducing emissions and assisting communities to adapt to climate change are critically important and, in my view, Monash can do much more.