About the Mt Hawthorn Hub

The hub brings together local residents and business who want to maintain the unique identity of Mount Hawthorn and make it a welcoming place to live, work and play.

Aims of the Hub
To provide a forum for residents, retailers and community groups within the Mount Hawthorn Hub Precinct.
Encourage and promote the unique diversity, lifestyle and retail environment in the Mount Hawthorn Hub.
Build a unique sense of identity through the organisation of local events, creative projects and streetscape improvements.
Improve security, lighting and accessibility in the area.

Your Hub Committee

Graham Congdon

Graham Congdon

Chair

I live in Mount Hawthorn with my wife, our two young children and our Boston Terrier. As an urban planner I am passionate about creating vibrant, walkable neighbourhoods and liveable communities, and appreciate how lucky I am to live in such a great suburb. Volunteering with the Hub has allowed me to give back to my community, and provides a means to work towards positive improvements in the place that I live.

Graham CongdonChair, Streetscapes ChampionEmail Graham
Alex Castle

Alex Castle

Vice Chair

Alex has lived in Mount Hawthorn since 2008, and has 2 young daughters. Alex has been actively involved in the P&C and School Board at Mount Hawthorn Primary School since 2009, and has sat on the City of Vincent’s Children and Young People’s Advisory Group since 2014. Alex joined the hub in 2015 and now looks after the graphic, web and marketing needs of the organisation. She was elected as Vice Chair of the Hub in 2016.

Alex works from home, running a web and graphic design and photography business.

Alex CastleVice Chair, Marketing ChampionEmail Alex
Sally Smith

Sally Smith

Secretary

Sally bought her first home in Mt Hawthorn in 1994 and has lived in the suburb ever since. She ran a small successful business for the last ten years at the local shopping centre and it was through her business experiences and strong desire to help promote and enhance the suburb she lives in that Sally volunteered her time to the Mt Hawthorn Hub in 2014.

Sally is the current Secretary and leads the newly formed Membership Team.

Sally SmithSecretary, Membership ChampionEmail Sally

Michelle Scholz

Treasurer

Michelle has been living in Mt Hawthorn for nearly 25 years, from Uni days, to teaching ‘at risk’ youth, to becoming partners in a local (now national) environmental consulting firm. Still located in Mount Hawthorn, Michelle has managed the accounts for the last 12 years. Now stepping back with 2 children at the Primary School, Michelle now wants to give something back to the area she has fallen in love with.

Michelle joined the Hub in 2015 as the Treasurer, and sees the Hub as a network that brings all types of passionate people together within one suburb, working towards the same goal of a ‘real community’.

Michelle ScholzTreasurerEmail Michelle
Sophie Brinklow

Sophie Brinklow

Executive Member

Sophie has lived in Mount Hawthorn for 20 years and has three children all of whom attended the local primary school. She left a long term  career in aviation to work in the area of property which has always been a passion. Working in real estate for five years before starting a role at the Mezz Shopping Centre as Client Services Manager her role gives valuable insight into the needs of retailers and local customers and provides her with the ability to build solid relationships with key members of the community.

Passionate about the benefits of volunteering, Sophie joined The Mount Hawthorn Hub over a year ago and is on the Events team.

Sophie BrinklowExecutive Member, Events ChampionEmail Sophie
Kimberley DupuyExecutive MemberEmail Kimberley
Neil StaceyExecutive Member, Business Action Group ChampionEmail Neil
Monica CicconiExecutive Member, Business Action Group ChampionEmail Monica
Elspeth Gonzalez-Skuja
Elspeth Gonzalez-SkujaExecutive Member, Youth ChampionEmail Elspeth

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