MICHAEL TUCAK is a lawyer with a creative itch.
The 45-year-old is running as an independent for the upper house North Metro seat — which includes parts of North Fremantle — at next year’s state election.
A creative industries lawyer for 20 years, Mr Tucak has been on the arts and cultural boards of several organisations, including RTRFM 92.1, WAMusic and Fringe.
He is hoping to combine his legal and creative industry skills in parliament.
“I’ve been visiting parliament over the last six months and a lot of work is done in committees which engage with industry, and that is somewhere where I feel I have a lot to offer,” he says.
Away from the legal text books and committees, Mr Tucak is keen on community-led approaches to housing and is supportive of the Baugruppen-inspired model in Fremantle.
“I’m into multi-generational community planning and some of the more progressive housing approaches coming from Europe,” he says.
“I think we can learn a lot from there and be more sensitive in our approach to things like in-fill.
“I’m also anti-Perth Freight Link and believe it will have negative impact on residents in North Fremantle who commute over the bridge.”
by STEPHEN POLLOCK