Having lived and worked on the Northern Beaches for over 25 years, Councillor Heins brings experience of being on Council as a councillor and past Deputy Mayor for both Northern Beaches and former Warringah Council.
In 2015 Councillor Heins received the Minister’s Award for Women in Local Government in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Council and the community.
Councillor Heins has been passionately involved in supporting the small business community on the Northern Beaches for many years, running networking events, facilitating mentoring programs and is the former President of Warringah Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
Councillor Heins is also involved with charities and is currently Chairperson of Women & Children First (domestic violence services) and Women’s Healing Sanctuary.
Councillor Heins has been an active participant on numerous council committees including Audit, Risk & Improvement; Economic and Smart Communities, Partnership and Participation, Bushfire Management, Flood, Public Art and more.