Paddi is a resident of Dawesville and was a Councillor for the City of Mandurah from 1994 until being elected Mayor in 2005, an office she held until her retirement in 2014. During her long period of service to Local Government Paddi served on a number of Boards and Committees including the Peel Region Scheme Planning Committee, Local Government Advisory Board, Ministerial Working Group for Greater Participation of Women in Local Government, Peel Inlet Management Council and Peel Development Commission. Paddi has served on the Federal Government`s Coast and Climate Change Council and the Expert Group on Australia`s Preparedness for Adaptation to Climate Change. She has been awarded the Centenary Medal, the Order of Australia Medal in the General Division of the Queen’s Birthday 2010 Honours List and was inducted into the inaugural WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011. Paddi is currently Chair of RDA Peel, Challenger Institute of Technology and is involved in a number of community groups, including being the Chair of West Aus Crisis and Welfare, Community Solutions Inc. and Peel Community Development Group. Paddi is committed to the Peel region and its sustainable natural resource management.
We acknowledge the Noongar people as Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to all Elders past and present