Philipa Veitch

I’m Philipa Veitch, and I’m proud to be the Greens candidate for Randwick west ward in 2021 after serving as your local councillor for the last four years.

I’m Philipa Veitch, and I’m proud to be the Greens candidate for Randwick west ward in 2021 after serving as your local councillor for the last four years. On December 4, I’m asking for your support to continue as your progressive Greens voice on Randwick Council.

The covid lockdown has highlighted the importance of our local community and the need for access to green, safe and accessible public spaces. I believe that council has an important role to play in times of need: caring for the most vulnerable members of our community, and helping residents, local organisations and businesses stay connected and informed.

Since being elected to council in 2017, I’ve committed to being a strong and effective advocate for our community – standing up for the rights of local residents; fighting to protect native habitat and increase tree canopy; introducing bold measures on climate change; and championing the rights of residents impacted by infrastructure developments such as the CSELR and the Randwick Campus expansion. I am passionate about the arts and believe everyone should be able to participate in the cultural life of our city.

My family and I have lived in Randwick City since 2004 and during that time I have taken a strong and active interest in local issues. I am a practicing visual artist and teacher, and in addition to council am employed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and deliver art programs to inmates at NSW Correctional Centres.

I’m passionate about protecting the liveability and character of our local area, and helping to make west ward a vibrant, inclusive and caring neighbourhood where our community can flourish.  I’m committed to being a caring and effective community representative and giving the residents of west ward a strong voice on Randwick Council.

I’m committed to delivering results for our community. On the last four years on council I have…

  • Worked hard to represent my local community, putting forward over 75 notices of motion on issues affecting residents in west ward and across the LGA
  • Declared a Climate emergency and helped introduce a new Environment Strategy, with a target of 40% tree canopy cover by 2040, and strong emissions reductions across the LGA
  • Put community needs ahead of corporate interests. I have worked closely with local residents to bring forward concerns about major developments including K2K, the Heffron Centre, the Yarra Bay cruise ship terminal, and Night Racing at Randwick Racecourse. I have championed the rights of residents impacted by developments such as the CSELR and Randwick Campus expansion