Mellisa Teede

Candidate for Canning

Mellisa Teede, Labor’s candidate for Canning, believes it's time that WA got a fair go. She is committed to fighting for well-paying secure jobs, quality education and training, and a fair share of resources for WA. She brings a wealth of experience in education, training and regional development to the Labor team.

Mellisa has a real passion for education and training, and knows it’s an essential pathway for jobs. She started her career as a teacher at Armadale Primary School before teaching across regional WA. Mellisa’s passion for training young people inspired her to become the Managing Director of the regional TAFE College in the Goldfields-Esperance region, and she has enjoyed a long career in the TAFE sector.

As a single parent for many years, she also knows the importance of supporting families and providing real opportunities for our kids.

Mellisa has deep connections to the Canning region. Since 2012, Mellisa has served as the CEO of the Peel Development Commission and Chair of the Peel Workforce Development Alliance. During that time, Mellisa proudly delivered key projects in the region, including securing funding for the Mandurah traffic bridge and the Nambeelup industrial park, which will bring more than 33,000 jobs to the region over the next 20 years.

Mellisa is looking forward to being part of the Bill Shorten Labor team and fighting for a fair go for the people of Canning.