Greens candidate for Ward 1 in the Wollongong City Council Election 2020
I am the Greens lead candidate in Ward 1, and also the Greens mayoral candidate. I was first elected as a councillor for Ward 1 in 2017, and I am proud of how much we have been able to achieve since then: more footpaths, more shade trees, and local solutions to climate change. I want to see a vibrant and sustainable city, where everyone feels welcome.
I am a musician and environmental educator with a passion for environment and community. I have nearly 20 years experience managing innovative sustainability projects and working in public administration, including in local government and the NSW Parliament.
I play the banjo with The Lurkers, which has taken me from busking on the streets, to playing at national and international music festivals.
I grew up on the south coast, attending Bomaderry High School and Wollongong University. I now live with my family in Corrimal and am a mum of two young kids.
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Greens candidate for Ward 2 in the Wollongong City Council Election 2020
I have been a councillor for Ward 2 since 2017 and am the Greens lead candidate in Ward 2 in 2020. I had all my education in Wollongong. I have a degree in Environmental Science and have worked in nature conservation, local government, and co-operative business. I live in Coniston with my family and am the mother of a toddler.
I had a experience in getting things done at a community level and in the last 3 years I have been pleased at how much we can achieve on council with the goodwill and cooperation of council as a whole.
I initiated the trialling of a FOGO scheme, collecting food waste from homes to be used as compost – soon we should see that rolled out across Wollongong. Another thing to work for is a major recycling facility in Wollongong – good for the environment and the economy.
It was wonderful to see the support on council for declaring a climate emergency, and for setting emissions targets. We have passed a great plan for Lake Illawarra – the next thing to do is get the funding to implement the plan.
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The Greens candidates for the council elections in September will be Mithra Cox, in Ward 1, Cath Blakey in Ward 2 and Jamie Dixon in Ward 3.
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