About Melanie

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Melanie Gibbons was born and bred in the Sutherland Shire and watched her parents grow their own small business in Menai.

Melanie is no stranger to community advocacy, having served two terms as a Councillor for Sutherland Shire Council. In 2011, she set her sights on State Government and for the past four years, she was the Member for Menai, an electorate bounded by the Sutherland Shire and Liverpool. However, the 2014 Electoral Boundary Redistribution abolished the seat of Menai and created the new seat of Holsworthy, with its footprint firmly planted within the growing south west of Sydney. After achieving her significant win as the first Member for Holsworthy, Melanie is continuing her work for the local community.

Prior to politics, she worked for the disability charity, TADNSW as Fundraising Manager and considers the sector to be one close to her heart. Her knowledge and experience working for a not-for-profit has given her a real understanding and motivation to improve services and options for those disadvantaged.

This passion is reflected in her roles as Chair of Children and Young Person's Committee, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Mental Illness Group and her role on the Joint Select Committee for Sentencing Child Sexual Assault Offenders. She is also Chair of Office of the Valuer-General Committee, a Member of the Legislation Review Committee, a Member of the Select Committee on the Regulation of Brothels and a Temporary Speaker.