Passing of Councillor Susan Salter

Published on 17 March 2022

Cr Susan Salter headshot

It is with sadness that we announce the death of long-serving Borough of Queenscliffe Councillor Susan Salter. Cr Salter died last night following a period of illness.

First elected to Council in 2012, Cr Salter’s near-decade of service was marked by a devotion to her community and to the people who live here. Renowned for her accessibility, Cr Salter could often be found discussing issues in depth with local residents and confidently supporting their interests on council matters.

Cr Salter was also a capable leader, using her extensive local knowledge to inform and improve Council’s work in the community. While during her term as Mayor (2017-2018) Cr Salter oversaw the successful development of major projects like the upgrade to the Queenscliff Recreational Reserve, she maintained a focus on ensuring even the smallest of Council’s services were delivering outcomes for our residents, including our aged care clients.

While her passion for many subjects was remarkable, Cr Salter’s particular interest in trees, gardens and parks saw her lead renewal works on the Borough’s Avenue of Honour and influence a number of other landscaping projects. From the grand old trees she worked to preserve to the newest green shoots of planting she encouraged, Cr Salter’s legacy will be in the natural spaces she nurtured that our community will enjoy for years to come.

Cr Salter will be deeply missed by her fellow Councillors, Council officers, and our entire community. Our thoughts go to her family and friends during this difficult time.

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