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  • Welcome! Hopefully you find the information relevant and helpful. Below you'll find a little about me. At the top of the page you can navigate your way to find my latest newsletter, important issues facing your local council, and more information about the City of Bayswater.

     

    My term began on 17 October 2015 when I was elected to represent North Ward on the City of Bayswater Council. In November 2017 I was elected by Council to be the Chairman of the Planning & Development Services Standing Committee. This important body has delegated authority to make decisions in all areas of planning, building, development, along with relevant policies, regulations and enforcement.

     

    Being active and well-connected in Perth's business community has always been important in my work, previously as a business development adviser at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), a policy adviser at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME), and when I started Perth Young Professionals Inc. PerthYP back in early 2012. This group has grown leaps and bounds and focuses on being a progressive and diverse not-for-profit association aimed at connecting and providing opportunities for the millennials of Perth.

     

    Outside of my work on Council, I have recently started my own small business with a focus on helping SMEs better engage with their stakeholders and local communities.

     

    In August 2017 I completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course utilising my training and conference allowance at Council. This has proven very helpful in my role as a Councillor. Overseeing a $100 million+ annual budget and leading an organisation with over 500 staff means there is much at stake every time a decision is made. Concentrating on implementing good governance policies and practises is crucial. To further my education at this level, later this year I'll be studying at UWA's Business School to complete an Advanced Management Program.

     

    As you will be able to gather if you have read any of my opinion pieces in the local paper or if you hear me in media interviews on the various issues we face as a Council, I'm all about reducing the burden on the ratepayer and ensuring that local government keeps its focus on its traditional role of service delivery. Your local council is not the avenue to pursue social campaigns, it is a function of the State Government to ensure local services are delivered timely and efficiently.

     

    In the interests of being transparent to those I represent, I always disclose I am a paid up member of the Liberal Party. I want to see local government keeping within its core service delivery mandate, I want to restrict unfair rate increases, and I want to fight for those doing it tough in our community.

     

    Finally, as the Chairman of the City's Planning and Development Services Committee, I want to provide leadership and guidance in Council's decision making process in this field so it takes a long-term view in respect to developing the inner eastern suburbs of Perth to its full potential.

     

    Regardless of where you live in the City of Bayswater, I am happy to help with any issue residents and ratepayers are facing. Leave your name and number and I'll call you back ASAP!

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