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Heidi Lee Douglas

Independent WARD 5 Councillor

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I love Bayside and am passionate about making it even better. My track record shows I will get things done for the community whilst a councillor. 

Heidi Lee Douglas

Heidi Lee Douglas and her children at Brighton Le Sands as featured in the Sydney Morning Herald for Peaceful Bayside


As the founder of Peaceful Bayside, a community action group, I have been working hard to propel Council and police to deal with and respond more effectively to our local hooning and dangerous driving issues across all of Bayside. We have had great results already, but it’s not enough. I will be able to bring about real change now that I've been elected to Council.

Peaceful Bayside is a grass-roots, democratic group of people who have come together because we love this community. I have a deep understanding of our Ward 5 community who we are and what people want to see done. I am a solutions-based person, who understands what a big impact a good local council can have on our everyday lives. 


On Council, I will help Bayside businesses be more prosperous, through initiatives like the trial Pop Up Piazza program on Bay St, which reimagines our high street as a place for people. I'm also supporting more large-scale community and cultural events in Bayside to help our economy and bring together our neighbouring communities. 

Bay Street, Brighton Le Sands
Bay Community Gardeners


As the previous Secretary of The Bay Community Garden and leader my son’s school garden club, I see the joy and the benefits a community garden brings to all ages. I am working hard to promote more gardening and greening programs in Bayside, including protecting and improving those that already exist. I will always stand up to protect our precious green spaces and ensure they are managed appropriately.

The Bay Community Garden Members, as featured in

The Daily Telegraph


After discovering that we have a high incidence of domestic violence in the area, I co-founded Bayside Women as a group to support women in Bayside. On Council I will be a strong voice for empowering local women.


I am also concerned about the mental health of boys and men, and on Council I will help ensure there are local leadership programs for our boys to grow into happy, healthy men. 

We need to grow Council support for activities for all ages, including seniors, by ensuring initiatives like Men's Sheds, Women's Sheds, and Marine Sheds like the one at Muddy Creek continue to be supported. We need to ensure that new community activities for seniors are established.

My children attend school in Kyeemagh, and I am have been an active P&C member of Kyeemagh Public School and the North Brighton Preschool community, where I have championed sustainability, inclusivity and road safety initiatives. On Council I am helping roll out these initiatives to across our community.



As your Councillor, I will push Bayside Council to embrace sustainability and reduce carbon emissions. I am also advocating for better active and public transport, electric vehicle infrastructure, more tree canopy and resilience.


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Bayside Women Founders: Heidi Lee Douglas and Carmela Savoca, as featured in The Leader

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