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The Lord Mayor is a Docklander

30 Jul 2019

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By Sean Car

Docklanders: Say hello to your newest neighbour … Lord Mayor Sally Capp!

In what Docklands News can only describe as a wise decision, the Lord Mayor will soon call Docklands home, with she and husband Andrew Sutherland finally settling on a Victoria Harbour apartment last month following an extensive search.

Relocating from the family home of 18 years in Hawthorn, she and Andrew will officially make Docklands their new home this month; a move spurred by a desire to be closer to the water and, of course, Town Hall.

While the search for a new residence took them to many locations, including the CBD, East Melbourne, Carlton and South Yarra, she said that none of those places ticked as many boxes as Docklands.

“We really like being near water and, when you think about sea change, that’s what we’re doing, going from the suburbs in Hawthorn to Docklands,” the Lord Mayor told Docklands News.

“I’m really excited to come down here. There’s that sense of curiosity about a neighbourhood that I don’t know well and I should know better. I think a lot of Melburnians feel the same about the Docklands.”

“I think it will surprise a lot of people but we’ve found a great place in a great neighbourhood and we’re very excited.”

Sally and Andrew are no strangers to change, having lived in a number of different cities over the years. The Lord Mayor said they were both equally excited about the prospect of exploring their new community and meeting their neighbours.

While saying goodbye to the family home presents a significant change, she said that with their two sons Nic (21) and Will (19) both having moved out, the time was right to making the switch to Docklands.

And with a Docklander now in the city’s top job, the local community can rest assured that it has the best advocate possible going in to bat for Docklands!

“It [Docklands] has been much maligned in commentary over the years, I think unfairly so, and I’m really looking forward to being part of the community and learning more about it so I can add my voice to why this is an awesome part of the city,” she said.

“Living here will certainly give me a deeper appreciation for residents and businesses down here. I think it will give me a really great perspective on other things we can do down here or need to do, but it’s already given me an appreciation of what’s here.”

Welcome to Docklands Lord Mayor … we know you’re going to love it!

 

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