Thank You

Dear Willoughby residents,  It has been my great honour and privilege to serve the people of Willoughby since 2009 and to have been Mayor since 2014.  As I have said many times – I love my job and our community. However, following the resignation of the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, there has been much to think about. After a great

Read More »

Reflect, Respect, Celebrate

Thank you Walangari Karntawarra and Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo for your Acknowledgement of Country. As I mentioned the Australia Day theme this year is “Reflect. Respect. Celebrate”. Well, what a time we have been having of it. This time last year we were living through an overwhelming bushfire season, with our city blanketed in smoke. Like many of you

Read More »

Remembrance Day 2020

In welcoming you to Remembrance Day 2020, I wish to formally acknowledge today Representatives for the French and Italian Consuls, our Federal Member of Parliament for North Sydney, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP, the Board and members of the Chatswood RSL and sub branches,  the Legion Ex-Services Club,  the Dawn Service and Commemorative committee, Legacy, fellow Willoughby City Councillors and Willoughby City

Read More »

COVID-19 Business Support Plan

Willoughby City Council’s Business Support Plan, worth up to $1.66 million over six months, was approved at an extraordinary meeting last night. It offers relief on rents, fees and penalties to help support local businesses and community groups through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Business Support Plan includes: Rent relief for Council’s restaurants and cafes tenants totalling $573,000 over six months.

Read More »

10 Years on Council

Ten years ago today I was fortunate to be elected as a Councillor for Sailors Bay Ward of Willoughby City Council. What an honour it has been to serve this wonderful community. I have learnt so much, met the most amazing people and hopefully made a positive impact. There is still lots to do and I thank you for your

Read More »

A year on from the Election

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I was honoured to be re-elected as Mayor of Willoughby City Council, since Councillor Hugh Eriksson was re-elected and since Brendon Zhu joined us to represent Sailors’ Bay on Willoughby Council. I would like to again thank you for your support during the lead up and on election day.

Read More »