Cr Penna is a first-time Councillor who will focus on improved road, drainage and footpath infrastructure, and continued support to areas experiencing considerable population growth, particularly Strathfieldsaye. He is also interested in improving outcomes for small townships and rural communities.
Cr Penna’s other priorities include waste management, financial management, reducing red tape, and greater transparency and accountability for Council. He also looks forward to consulting with and listening to residents, and working with his fellow Councillors and City staff to achieve the best outcomes for the community.
His various community roles include Chair of the Central Victorians Veterans Support Centre, President of the Golden City Collectors Association, Vice President of the Bendigo Australia Indonesia Club, Treasurer and booking officer for Quarry Hill Community Hall and Treasurer of the Greater Bendigo Ratepayers Association. He is also a past member of the Road Safety Committee.
Cr Penna was born and raised in Bendigo.