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...

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...

Deputy Mayor Charles Jago

Charles Jago is a Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Canada Bay Council. Having been a local resident for nearly 30 years, he understands local issues such as childcare, waste management, sustainability and housing.  His professional background includes experience in...

Phil Bradley

Phil has lived locally with his spouse Annie Nielsen in the Parramatta area for 22 years and has two daughters. Phil has been a professional civil engineer, TAFE head teacher, and an officer of the NSW Teachers’ Federation, working for better conditions for students...

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

"I am deeply committed to my local area and its small businesses, which I have shown with the successful campaign to reduce plastic waste. In this first term of Council my priorities include: Stopping destructive overdevelopment. Supporting businesses and residents in...

Joseph Nicita

"I am thrilled and proud to have been elected to represent the local community and I look forward to pursuing my key priorities. These include: Supporting our local childcare services and sporting communities. Working with local business and community groups to...

Tom Kiat – Ashfield Ward

Tom is a lawyer for social justice: his research and practice has focused on unlawful detention of refugees, LGBTQI rights, disability rights and personal injury compensation. Tom attended high school in the Inner West and has lived with his partner in Ashfield for...

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

I'm a long term resident of Stanmore Ward. I'm a dedicated community activist with a proven track record, keen to make our community a better place. I'm committed to finding beneficial solutions to the affordable housing problem in the Inner West, preserving our local...

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 Digiglio – Ward 1

Nina has a long history of contributing to the Shoalhaven after being involved in many community groups. She has contributed over the years at the Illaroo Road Public School as President of the P&C and Vice President and Convener of the Southern Branch...

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...

Mayor Carol Sparks

Cr Sparks is the current Mayor of Glen Innes Severn Council. She was elected to Glen Innes Severn Council in September 2016, where she held the position of Deputy Mayor from September 2016 to September 2018. "I have lived and worked in the Glen Innes-Severn for over...

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 is of...

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 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...

Ben Moroney

Ben was elected to Campbelltown City Council in 2016. He has a keen interest in local government as a force for economic equality and social justice, and particularly in the right of communities to shape the form and function of their cities and have them remain...

Deputy Mayor Dr Amanda Cohn

Dr Amanda Cohn is a locally trained medical doctor and a field volunteer with the Albury SES. She is passionate about keeping people well and out of hospital through a healthy environment and healthy community. Amanda was the first Green and the youngest woman ever...

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 formative 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, a few of them overseas, Gordon returned...

Vanessa Ekins

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...