Blue Mountains City Council

Our Councillors and Our Plan for the Blue Mountains

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 actively in the Mountains community for 20 years.

“I am committed to a sustainable Blue Mountains with thriving local businesses and career opportunities for people to live and work here. Over 3 million tourists a year contribute to our prosperity as well as straining infrastructure and services. We need an economic strategy that protects and advances our major assets including our unique natural heritage, romantic built heritage, and our arts community. We also need to get our skates on with energy efficiency, renewables, waste management, footpaths and cycleways.”

Brent Hoare – Ward 2

Brent Hoare is the Greens Councillor for Ward 2 in the 2016 Blue Mountains, an area extending from the Western side of Faulconbridge to the top of Wentworth Falls. 

Brent is a Hazelbrook resident and has lived, worked and volunteered in the Blue Mountains for over 20 years. He is a seasoned environmental campaigner.

Brent has a long association with innovators in the natural refrigerants industry driving climate friendly cooling solutions, participating for many years in international meetings of the Montreal Protocol. He currently works as a teacher at Kingswood High School, is a member of the NSW Teachers Federation and a father of two young adults.

Believing it is important to ‘walk the talk’, Brent took seriously climate science’s predictions of increasingly frequent and severe weather events and joined the Blue Mountains SES Rescue Unit in 1999, and the local RFS Brigade following the 2013 Winmalee fires. 

“I would like to see our Council more actively engaged in promoting renewable energy solutions to the climate crisis, and promoting more efficient use of energy in our area. Council needs to set an example in driving both the pace and scale of the transition to renewable energy that scientists are telling us must be made in order to rapidly reduce emissions and to avoid the worst projected climate disruption impacts”

Brent is a passionate advocate for the Eastern Long-Necked Turtles of the Blue Mountains, and was recently delighted to have a Brush Turkey join his backyard chook flock.