Governing Freo-style – Interview With Ingrid van Dorssen

In our Governing Freo-style features over the past number of years we have posted a range of stories, including podcast interviews with City of Freo Mayors, elected Councillors and, during the Freo Council election periods, podcast interviews with candidates.

This week we brought you a podcast with one of the first candidates to declare their hand for the Coastal Ward for the upcoming 21 October 2023 Freo Council – Jemima Williamson-Wong.

In this post, we bring you our podcast with Ingrid van Dorssen, another early declarer who’s running in the North Ward.

We look forward to bringing you interviews with the other candidates in the lead up to the elections, as well as our reports on the results of the elections on 21 October.

Ingrid van Dorssen is running in the forthcoming Freo Council elections in the North Ward.

Ingrid has a background in town planning and is currently project manager at Uniting WA, a not-for-profit that assists disadvantaged people.

In recent times, Ingrid has also become a community advocate for the North Fremantle area, especially after Main Roads WA proposed a new traffic bridge across the Derbarl/Swan River in place of the heritage-listed Old Traffic Bridge.

The newly drawn boundaries for North Ward will, though, have Ingrid wearing out some shoe leather as she makes her way across the bridges into White Gum Valley!

Ingrid van Dorssen kindly agreed to meet our editor, Michael Barker, and make this podcast where she discusses her background, what has led to her putting up her hand for Council, and how she sees some of the big Freo issues.

It’s a good chat. You won’t want to miss it!


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Here’s the PODCAST. Enjoy