Cath Blakey is a well-known Wollongong local with experience in getting things done at a community level. She has chosen to stand with the Greens to bring scrutiny and integrity to the affairs of Council, in the public interest and against corruption.

The daughter of a steelworker and a TAFE teacher, Cath had all her education in Wollongong.

Cath qualified in Environmental Science and has gone on to work in nature conservation, local government and co-operative business. She now works for a food co-operative that trades organic, locally grown and bulk wholefoods.

Cath knows that it is vital that Wollongong faces changing storm, flood, erosion and bushfire risks. Our growing population requires affordable housing and efficient transport infrastructure. Cath will work to prevent residents being left stranded now or in the future.