John Castellari

I’ve lived in East Jindabyne for sixteen years and am a semi-retired self-employed management consultant, who for thirty years designed, developed and delivered people-management related training programs for large organisations.  For the past ten years I’ve been...

Lynne Saville

Lynne is a Registered Nurse with many years experience working in Sydney public hospitals, community health and health promotion. Until recently Lynne worked as a university lecturer in health science, and now works as a sessional academic in health. Lynne holds a...

Natalie Warren

I feel very fortunate to now live on the Northern Beaches; our beaches and bushland, vibrant town centres and inclusive community make this an amazing place to call home. In my work as an actuary in the insurance industry I look at risk every day. I believe climate...

Stephen Nugent

Stephen is Deputy CEO of OCTEC, a community organisation that delivers employment, training and youth services. His working life prior to this included 18 years in the public sector working for various agencies in Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. He has lived in Orange...

Dr John Mackenzie

  Dr Mackenzie is a social scientist and policy consultant with fifteen years’ experience in academic, government and consulting roles. Over this time, he has worked around the country on policy initiatives that bring communities together to find solutions to...

John Fry

John is well known in the Bathurst region for his longstanding commitment to the local environment. John is keen to support the exciting opportunities ahead, and believes that Bathurst can be expanded as a regional hub for small business in the renewable energy...

Edwina Clifton

"Renewables are the future for energy production – and what a great future it will be! I want to see Ryde embrace this opportunity at a Local level, with rebates, loans and concessions to encourage uptake, research into micro-grids and batteries as community options...

Mithra Cox

Mithra is a musician and environmental educator with a passion for our environment and community. She has 15 years experience managing innovative sustainability projects and working in public administration, including in local government and the NSW Parliament. Mithra...

Cath Blakey

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...

Murray Matson – East Ward

Murray was first elected in 1995 and has been Randwick’s Mayor twice. He introduced the Council’s first long term strategic plan and the environmental levy, which have combined to make the Council both financially sustainable and environmentally responsible. This year...

Lindsay Shurey – Mayor

Lindsay firmly believes in listening to residents and representing how they would like their local environment to look and how they want their Council to look. Lindsay stands for transparent and fair democracy at all levels. Lindsay is a long term resident of Randwick...

Philipa Veitch – West Ward

Philipa has lived with her husband and two children in the Randwick area for over 12 years. She is a visual artist and teacher, with degrees in visual arts, communications and education, and has worked in the tertiary, secondary, and community education sectors, and...

Charles Jago

Charles is committed to building on the solid success of the Greens councillor on Canada Bay Council by putting the interests of residents above the commercial interests that motivate the major parties. Having been a resident in the Canada Bay local government area...

Phil Bradley

Phil and his wife Annie Nielsen have lived in the Parramatta area for 22 years with their two daughters. Phil has been a civil engineer, TAFE head teacher, and an officer of the Teachers Union, working for better conditions for students and workers. He remains a...

Dominic Wy Kanak

Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak has served the Waverley Community since 1999, including as Deputy Mayor and Chair of Community, Housing, Environmental Services & Public Works Committee, as well as Chair of the Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal Torres Strait...

Peter Marshall

Peter was born in Northern Ireland, where he obtained an Honours degree in Psychology at Queen’s University, Belfast. After working as a government criminologist in London, Peter moved to a similar role in Perth, Western Australia in 1997. In 2001 he moved to Canberra...

Emma Heyde

Emma and her husband are proud residents of Cheltenham where they have lived for over twenty years. They have two children in the early years of high school. Emma runs her own business as a professional editor. [button...

Joseph Nicita

Joseph was born and raised in the Hornsby Shire. His family has lived here since the 1950s. A proud old boy of Epping Boys High School and St Leonards TAFE, Joseph is currently completing a BA in Media Culture and Communications at Macquarie University. [button...

Tom Kiat – Ashfield Ward

A lawyer with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, and formerly a student and researcher at the University of Sydney, Tom’s working life is characterised by his commitment to social justice, having previously worked resolving legal issues relating to immigration detention and...

Rochelle Porteous – Balmain Ward

Rochelle Porteous has a track record as a strong, principled, effective and accountable Councillor and Mayor of Leichhardt. Rochelle gets in and takes action when something is wrong. Whether it is campaigning to stop high rise development on the Balmain Tigers’ site;...

Louise Steer – Stanmore Ward

Louise is a long term resident of Stanmore, having raised a family while working as a solicitor and barrister. She is a dedicated community activist, keen to make her community a better place. Louise is committed to finding beneficial solutions to the affordable...

Greg Clancy

Greg is a self-employed ecologist who has worked for government as well as running his own business. With a doctorate in wildlife ecology, he has a sound knowledge of planning and environmental legislation. A Clarence Valley resident for almost 40 years, he has been a...

Andrew Sloan

Andrew is a civil engineer and current Councillor from Kiama with a young family. He has over 20 years experience in water and environmental management, and holds a Masters Degree in planning and local government law. He is a proven campaigner in the fight to keep...

Kathy Rice

Kathy is a high school science teacher and current Councillor, who lives in Kiama Downs with her husband and one of her sons. She is passionate about strengthening Kiama’s features as a Healthy City and increasing regional agricultural diversity. Throughout the...

Amanda Findley – Mayor

I’ve lived on the NSW South Coast for 17 years and have been representing the Greens on the Shoalhaven City Council for the past 8 years. My working life has been diverse – I’ve operated a family business, had a career in banking and now own and operate a cattle farm...

Nina Cheyne – Ward 1

Nina has a long history of contributing to the Shoalhaven and she now asks for your vote to be a Local Government Councillor. She is married with two high school children and has contributed to the Illaroo Road Public School as President of the P&C and Vice President...

John Levett – Ward 2

John spent the first 57 years of his life in the Sutherland Shire where he and his wife raised three children and ran successful businesses in both the printing and real estate industries. In 2003 the family bought land at Tomerong as a holiday destination and moved...

Kaye Gartner – Ward 3

Kaye and her husband bought their first home in the Shoalhaven in 1999. Kaye chose the Shoalhaven for the unspoilt beaches, the bushland and the holiday memories from her childhood. Kaye has been a community campaigner all her life. She has organised grass roots...

Carol Sparks

I have lived and worked in the Glen Innes-Severn for over 25 years and will support the community as a whole. I am a Registered Nurse, midwife, and aged care worker. I am an activist; protecting endangered species habitats and waterways is my passion. As an artist I...

Patrick McGinlay

Until recently, Pat worked as a Divisional Manager for Council, responsible for HR and WHS for all Council employees. This experience gives him a deeper understanding of how the current Council bureaucracy works and its internal decision making dynamics which will be...

Kerry Brown – Ward 1

Kerry Brown is a horticulturist and former manager of Everglades gardens in Leura with many years experience in media and publishing. She has been public relations manager for the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. Kerry has lived, bushwalked and participated...

Brent Hoare – Ward 2

Brent Hoare is the Greens candidate for Ward 2 in the 2016 Blue Mountains Local Government election. Brent is a Hazelbrook resident and has lived in the Blue Mountains for nearly 20 years. He is a seasoned environmental campaigner and currently works as a teacher at...

Ben Moroney

Born and raised in Western Sydney, Ben is passionate about Campbelltown, and about fighting for the services and support it deserves. Ben is a scientist, with a degree in Nanotechnology, who lives in Leumeah with his wife and has worked in hospitality, scientific...

Amanda Cohn

Dr Amanda Cohn is a locally trained medical doctor working at the Albury Base Hospital.  She is a dynamic young professional passionate about improving the lives of Albury residents through equitable access to health, education, and other social services. Amanda is a...

Leah Ferrara

Leah was born in Goulburn and continues to reside here. She completed her schooling at Mulwaree High School and now works as a manager in hospitality. Leah is supportive of local events where she regularly attends markets and shows at the Lieder Theatre as well as...

Dominic King – Mayor

Dominic lives in Kalang with his family and has served the Shire as a Councillor for the past 4 years. During this time he has gained valuable understanding of how Council operates, as well as the challenges facing Shire residents. He has consistently stood for...

Jennie Fenton

Jennie lives in Bellingen with her young family and is active as a disability advocate, local food campaigner and community-builder. She was awarded the Community Service Award on Australia Day for her commitment to sustainability, social inclusion, community...

Toni Wright-Turner

Toni lives in Glennifer and has 8 children in a blended family and 6 grandchildren. She has 40 years experience in education, including in the role of school Principal. Her wish for the Shire is to see inclusive, caring communities, with a thriving local economy. She...

Gordon Markwart

Gordon spent 10 years of his childhood in Robertson, attending Robertson Public School and then Moss Vale High. After moving to Sydney for employment, raising a family and holding various corporate jobs for 30+ years and living and working overseas for a few years,...

Sally Townley

Dr Sally Townley has been a Coffs resident for 16 years and an elected Councillor for the past four. She is a professional Environmental Scientist, with a degree in Coastal Management and a PhD in Wildlife Biology. Her career of 25 years includes consulting for...

Vanessa Ekins, deputy Mayor

Vanessa has been a Councillor since 2004 and was voted deputy Mayor in 2008. She is a delegate on Rous Water and Chair on Council's Environment Committee. Vanessa is a qualified science teacher and land-carer and wants to see habitat corridors through-out rural and...

Adam Guise

Adam has lived in Lismore for 18 years and studied Politics, Law and Teaching at SCU before working at Trinity Catholic College. Adam was a Lock the Gate Regional Coordinator in the Gasfield Free campaign and has worked for Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham. Adam was the...

Danielle Wheeler

Danielle is committed to better services, protection of our environment and heritage and a democratic Council that puts residents first. Danielle lives in Wilberforce with her husband and son. She and her husband work locally and run a small business. Danielle has a...

Michael Lyon

Michael Lyon – accountant, graduate of law and General Manager of Santos Organics. “I understand the importance of a vibrant local food industry and the need to protect our land and water.  I’m committed to using my business experience and accounting skills to support...

Jeannette Martin

Jeannette Martin – community development worker, secretary of Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and founder of Mullumbimby Community Gardens. “I’ve spent years turning community ideas into action and I love to see people feeling engaged and empowered.  After the success...

Sarah Ndiaye

Sarah Ndiaye – school teacher and local media professional.  Former presenter at Bay-FM and ABC producer. “Working in local radio, teaching high school students and bringing up two kids in Byron Shire has given me valuable insights into the challenges low income...

Cathy Griff

Cathy Griff has called Tanja home for over 30 years, and has close connection with the local community of the Bega Valley. Cathy’s career has featured research, policy and advocacy mainly for the Australia film industry. She has a diploma of education, masters of...