Our Jimmy’s a hero

Town Team Movement founder Jimmy Murphy.

THE founder of the Town Team Movement Jimmy Murphy has been named WA’s “Local Hero” in the Australian of the Year 2023 awards.

Mr Murphy, a jazzman and former Vincent councillor, founded the Town Team Movement to help local groups like Leederville Connect, Mount Hawthorn Hub and Baysie Rollers spruce up their town centres, run events and advocate for their patch. 

His recipient listing says “Jimmy uses Town Teams to advocate for more accessible and affordable community spaces that reflect the people who inhabit them … Town Team Movement groups have held street festivals, run working bees, introduced street art, built community gardens, rewilded areas and created food co-ops”. 

He’s now invited to join local hero recipients from other states for the national awards on January 25 2023.

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