Cr Seema Abdullah

Cr Seema Abdullah
Cr Seema Abdullah

Master of Information Systems (MSc. Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Bachelor of Science
Certified Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute (PMI, USA)
Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Director

I grew up in Pakistan and migrated to Australia in 2004. I lived and worked in Melbourne for five years before moving to Shepparton in 2009 with my husband and two children. By profession I am a certified Project Manager and have work experience of more than 20 years from Pakistan, Malaysia and Australia.

There are many things that are great about Shepparton region. We have a strong sense of community, multicultural mix, diversity, beautiful lakes, rivers, river walks, trees, open spaces, sporting facilities and a relaxed pace of life within two hours of Melbourne.

Regional cities play an important role in the overall growth and sustainability of Victoria and Australia. Having lived in Shepparton for the last 12 years I see myself as a proud ambassador of regional  lifestyle. I strongly believe in advocating for everything needed to enhance the liveability of regional cities.

It is my aim to foster diversity and inclusion in every aspect of Council’s service delivery and community engagement. To me it is imperative that Council’s programs and policies are reflective of the diverse social and economic needs of our community.

I am looking forward to be part of a Council that takes lead in acknowledging and removing barriers and disadvantages experienced by people from various sections of our community such as the indigenous community, ethnic minorities, refugees and new migrants, the elderly, people with disabilities and the LGBTIQA+ community.

Being on Council will allow me to play a strong role in areas that I am passionate about e.g. gender equality, early childhood education and  support, environment and climate change action plan,  affordable housing and an efficient and  effective public transport system, to name a few.

As we know, SAM opening, the Maude Street Mall re-development and the Mooroopna Integrated Early Learning Centre are some of the significant projects commenced in my previous council term which will come to fruition soon. I’m excited to see the outcomes of Council’s past decisions and advocacy and look forward to contributing to many more to ensure enhanced liveability outcomes for Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura and our small towns.

Contact details

Phone: 0419 896 685
Email: seema.abdullah@shepparton.vic.gov.au