Newcastle Council

Our Candidates

Greta Werner, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Rockdale Ward

John Mackenzie

Mayoral candidate for Newcastle Council – Ward 1

Dr John Mackenzie has been a Newcastle City Councillor since 2017. He stands for people-centred planning, and for Council facilities and services that make Newcastle a more liveable, sustainable city.

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Peter Strong, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Mascot Ward

Charlotte McCabe

candidate for Newcastle Council – Ward 2

Charlotte McCabe moved to Newcastle nine years ago with her husband and two daughters. She has been an active member of the Tighes Hill Community Group as an office bearer and a spokesperson for coal terminal related issues.

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Greta Werner, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Rockdale Ward

Sinead Francis-Coan

candidate for Newcastle Council – Ward 3

Sinead is a passionate Novocastrian with a background in tourism studies at the University of Newcastle and a passion for the performing and creative arts.

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Peter Strong, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Mascot Ward

Thomas Levick

candidate for Newcastle Council – Ward 4

I’ve lived in Newcastle for five years now and have developed a deep love of the city over that time. I’m studying a PhD in Aboriginal-owned co-operatives at the University of Newcastle, with a passion and a penchant for social change and community development.

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Our Vision

A Green Council will make the City of Newcastle a safe, sustainable, liveable city for everyone, with an environmentally just, thriving economy and a stunning pristine coastline.  We want to work with communities to build an affordable Newcastle that is cooled and shaded by urban forest, able to meet citizens’ needs within a 20 minute trip from their home and be carbon neutral by 2040.

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Greening our city

Greening our city

An urban forest provides important environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits from cooling the air to increasing property prices and improving citizens' sense of wellbeing.  The Greens recognise that Newcastle needs an urban forest plan to realise these...

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Protecting our coast and waterways

Protecting our coast and waterways

Newcastle is famous for its great surfing beaches and ocean baths in the heart of the city. However, they are under threat from rising sea levels, coastal erosion, plastic pollution and proposals for offshore mining. The Hunter estuary includes a large area of...

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Safe Cycleways for Newcastle

Safe Cycleways for Newcastle

Newcastle could become one of the world’s top cycle-friendly cities and benefit from the impressive health and economic benefits of increased cycling, including healthier citizens, better air quality, less noise pollution and increased tourism. To realise these...

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Make Newcastle a climate leader

Make Newcastle a climate leader

As the biggest coal export port in the world, the City of Newcastle has a leadership role in phasing out the mining and burning of coal whilst maintaining a flourishing community and economy. Together, the Newcastle community can show the way to become leaders in adopting and developing new renewable technologies, and the new industries and jobs that come with them.

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An open, responsive, community-focussed Council

An open, responsive, community-focussed Council

The Greens believe that an open, transparent Council is best placed to identify and meet the needs of the community it serves.  We will make it easier for members of the community to address Council meetings, explore participatory budgeting methods, and re-establish...

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