Michael Librizzi has City of Greater Geraldton council on his agenda

Headshot of Elise Van Aken
Elise Van AkenGeraldton Guardian
City of Greater Geraldton council candidate Michael Librizzi at the Railways Football Club Colin "Scruffy" Burgess Grandstand.
Camera IconCity of Greater Geraldton council candidate Michael Librizzi at the Railways Football Club Colin "Scruffy" Burgess Grandstand. Credit: Elise Van Aken/Geraldton Guardian

Michael Librizzi says he will bring passion for the community and professional experience to the City of Greater Geraldton if he is successfully elected this weekend.

The “born and bred” Geraldton local says he is among a group of conscious locals who have put their hands up to sit on the council of his beloved city, in addition to his raft of other volunteer positions.

RELATED NEWS

Mr Librizzi spends his time outside of work volunteering and getting involved with local sports, including being a board member of the Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the secretary of Mid West Charity Begins at Home, while having been a women’s Country Week cricket coach and an assistant coach at the Railways Football Club.

“The continual improvement of our facilities and the integration of our multiculturalism through sport and community is something I am passionate about and where I think I can offer something,” Mr Librizzi said.

“(These areas) are certainly improving all the time but there’s always room for further growth.

“I just wanted to commend the other nominees for council, they’ve put their hand up to represent the community and it’s easy to throw stones from the other side but these ladies and men are having a go.”

The father of two adult daughters has spent his whole life in Geraldton apart from a stint overseas playing semi-professional cricket in the UK and working in Karratha.

After finishing work as a company director in 2016 and since surviving a cancer diagnosis, he now runs his own business consulting firm and is a non-executive director of a local fuel maintenance business.

Mr Librizzi said was hopeful to return to the City of Greater Geraldton as a councillor after previously working there as a project manager.

I think I’ve got something to offer from my civil construction background and in the infrastructure areas, where a lot of the council budget is spent.

“So that’s probably a real benefit to me to understand the processes inside the actual council, to be on the other side to make decisions associated with the recommendations.

“I think I’ve got something to offer from my civil construction background and in the infrastructure areas, where a lot of the council budget is spent.

“Whilst challenging, it will be a constructive challenge to make sure we get the best outcome for ratepayers.”

Other initiatives he hoped to support if elected were the establishment of tourism on the Abrolhos Islands and a renewable energy hub.

“Like many of the guys I’d love to see the Abrolhos Islands get up and going as a tourism destination,” he said.

“I’d like to see us become a renewable energy hub...if we can bring that type of industry into our town...the world is our oyster really.”

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails