Council tilt puts life in the fast Laine

• Laine McDonald

• Laine McDonald

Lawyer Laine McDonald has put up her hand to run for Vincent council.

In her day job with Slater & Gordon, Ms McDonald represents people suffering asbestos-related diseases.

The 31-year-old says with mergers looming, “we need a strong council and people with experience in advocating”.

“As a lawyer, that’s what I do every day. I strongly believe Vincent needs to stay as one”.

Her first preference is to keep council boundaries where they are, but she says the most pragmatic approach now is to push for all of Vincent to go to Perth.

A Highgate local involved with the Beaufort Street Network, she wants to expand on what makes the area good for people and families.

That includes making sure there’s enough infrastructure like parks, playgrounds and playgroups, creating opportunities for business by activating laneways and vacant buildings, and greening the city with more trees and parklets.

“I love the vibrancy of Vincent and want to see that continue.”

Ms McDonald spent two years in Cambodia working for an anti-human trafficking organisation, and worked for the child protection department at home before signing up with Slater & Gordon.

by DAVID BELL

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