CANDIDATE FOR WARD 5
I live in Ward 5, so I am a local who understands the issues my neighbours are experiencing.
I currently work in customer-focused finance for a mortgage broker. I am driven to help people from migrant and ethnic backgrounds – particularly women – achieve financial independence.
I am especially passionate about making workplaces more flexible for working mothers, and want to help set up local hot-desk offices run by Council to suit the flexible needs of modern working families.
Busy at work
Born in Pakistan, my family moved to Australia when I was four, settling in Kogarah and so I attended Kogarah Public School and Moorefield Girls’ High School. Growing up in a Muslim family, inclusivity is something I am a fervent advocate of, and I want to find ways to better support and celebrate our diverse, multicultural Bayside community. I am proud of my background and of growing up in the area and now want to make Bayside a place my son can also be proud to grow up in.
Reusing and recycling are important to me so I set up and run the Pay-It-Forward St George Facebook group, which has the added benefit of promoting community connectivity. I also run the St George - 2020 Facebook group, as a go-to place for local residents to share news and events.
Imroze with her son in traditional outfits
High density living is something I’d like Council to manage better, including focusing on more rubbish collection and on residential parking.
I also want to make Bayside a place where families don’t have to leave the area to do the things they need and love to do, like shopping, sport and entertainment.
Council should also be doing more to ensure safe bike and pedestrian routes.
Imroze with her son out and about in Ward 5 on their electric bike
As Treasurer of the Kyeemagh Primary School P&C, and the School Parents Community representative for the hire of the new Kyeemagh Principal, I have been an active member of my local school community for a number of years.
My nine-year-old son attends Ramsgate Primary School, has been a Ramsgate Nipper for five years, and is an enthusiastic participant of a number of local after school activities, including soccer and dance.
I feel I am very much a part of my local community and because I understand the issues families and single parents face, that I can advocate for and contribute positive change.
Imroze: a willing Park Run participant