Hi I’m Kym Chapple and I’m a lawyer, activist and mum of two girls living in Central Ward on sovereign Bidjigal and Gadigal land here in Maroubra. I love this place, the beach, our headland and the engaged and progressive local community and it’s a privilege to work with you to make this a place we can all thrive.
Council is responsible for so much of what happens in our daily lives, and it should reflect who we are as a community. This means creating parks, playgrounds and community spaces that are inclusive and safe, libraries to inspire and bike and walking paths to get around.
It also means listening to community concerns, and doing what we can to stand up against a rigged system. I’ll keep working with you to deliver affordable housing, to stand up for renters and keep pushing for community control of how our neighbourhood changes.
My first motion on Equal Pay for Equal Play means that Randwick Council now only supports sporting competitions where women and girls have equal opportunities and receive equal prizes.
As part of your Greens team on Council we’ve delivered increased access to solar programs and we’re working hard to make it easier for renters to get access to renewables. We’ve got change which means council is on a path to dual naming and Aboriginal Economic Empowerment as a core objective in our plans.
There’s more to do. We need to stop the astroturfing and fencing off of green open spaces and protect our parklands from parking. We need to plant more trees to enhance our tree canopy. We need to stop developers and corporate interests writing the rules. I’m proud to be part of a strong Greens team delivering on these important goals.