John is a passionate fighter for the environment and a strong advocate for renewable energy, particularly solar power.

He believes it’s time to make Maitland a more sustainable city with improved public transport, more parks for children, dedicated cycle ways and more community involvement in decisions that affect how and where people live. He wants to continue a war on waste with kerbside pickups and a second- hand shop at the waste dump. Reduce, reuse and recycle.

He sees domestic violence as an important social issue and is dedicated to standing up and speaking out to support those in need.

As the chairperson of voluntary group Friends of our Library he is keen to see these valuable services extended.