Lisa O’Malley is WA Labor’s candidate for the newly created seat of Bicton, which takes in the suburb of the same name, Attadale, Palmyra, Melville as well as parts of Fremantle and East Fremantle.
Lisa grew up in a close-knit community in country Victoria, before moving to Western Australia with her husband Mark 23 years ago.
Since then Lisa has always lived in the electorate, where she has fostered the same spirit of community she grew up with.
Lisa and Mark own and operate a small business, and her professional background in the health and fitness industry means she also teaches aqua aerobics part-time at Fremantle pool.
Lisa has always been passionate about education, and when the Barnett Liberal Government cut funding to local public schools her two children attend, she was inspired to form the Save Our Schools action group with other parents.
Aside from her involvement with the P&Cs at Palmyra Primary School and Melville Senior High School, Lisa is also a state councillor for the WA Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO).
In 2015 Lisa was elected as City of Melville councillor for the Palmyra/Melville/Willagee ward, where she has fought for transparency and accountability.
As a councillor, Lisa has fought fiercely against the Perth Freight Link project, particularly alongside Palmyra residents who could lose their homes.
Until recently, Lisa also managed the Palmyra Farmers Market and published the quarterly Palmyra Together newsletter.