This is Cr O’Rourke’s second Council term. Her focus will be to support our business community to recover and thrive following the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also interested in the health and wellbeing of families and seeing the continued development of open space and recreational facilities to support this. She believes advocacy to State and Federal governments will be critical to driving the continued success of Greater Bendigo and the region. Her focus will also be on sustainably managing growth, protecting our environment, and ensuring the differing needs of rural communities are understood and met.
Cr O’Rourke is a long-time Bendigo resident and lives with her husband and two teenage daughters. She is a former manager of Telstra Countrywide and her current Board appointments include Deputy Chair at Bendigo Kangan Institute and Director at Goulburn Murray Water.