John Friend-Pereira

Candidate for Boroondara City Council - Solway Ward

Hi, i'm John Friend-Pereira

I am delighted to stand as the Greens Candidate for Solway ward. A stay-at-home dad with two children under 5yrs, I am committed to improving services within our local community and to making our area more liveable and environmentally sustainable. 

A passionate advocate for social justice and climate action, I believe in the importance of responsive local government tailored to the needs of our community. With my experience in international development with UNICEF and through volunteering locally, I know what it means to build strong community relationships. As a dedicated Councillor, my commitment lies in fostering inclusive decision-making for meaningful progress, tackling challenges such as local responses to the climate crisis and to combat inequality in our community.

As a Councillor, I will be committed not only to improving local services, but to climate action and social justice. In moving Boroondara forward, I will seek to work with all Councillors and MPs across the political spectrum to make Boroondara the best that it can be. I am here to listen, act and make a positive difference.