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A year on from the 2017 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. It was your encouragement and support in our team and ...
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ANZAC Day 2018 Speech

For over 100 years Australians have been involved in conflicts in an effort to preserve our democracy, our freedom and our way of life. These conflicts have included the Boer War, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Malayan Emergency, Vietnam War, Indonesian Confrontation, Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq and service in peacekeeping forces from 1947 to the present day. Repeatedly, Australian service men and women have proudly distinguished themselves by answering the call ...
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Four Years as Mayor

This week marks four years since I was given the honour of being elected as Mayor of Willoughby City Council. During those four years a lot has happened and I am proud of what has been achieved. Inescapably, the threat of Council Amalgamations loomed large for a greater part of this time. Willoughby City Council worked efficiently, with residents interests' paramount and kept ratepayers out of expensive litigation.  As it turned out, ...
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The result is in – thank you!

Running an election campaign is a huge undertaking and takes a lot of hard work by a lot of people.  I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the incredible support I have received by so many in our community, my friends and my family. The counting continues but initial results show that I have secured close to 70% of the Mayoral vote and I will get to continue to serve this wonderful ...
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How to Vote Gail for Mayor

Vote 1 Gail Giles-Gidney to re-elect Gail as Willoughby Mayor. For the full HTV card, including key policy objectives, see Gail for Mayor HTV ...
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How to Vote Gail (in Sailors Bay)

Vote 1 Gail for Mayor and Vote 1 Above the Line for Group B to elect Gail's Team in Sailors Bay. For the full HTV card, including key policy objectives in Sailors Bay, see Gail for Sailors Bay HTV ...
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Q&A

For those I haven't run into door knocking or at street stalls in the past few weeks, I've provided below a few answers to questions that I am regularly asked. Your feedback is always welcome at gail@gailgg.com.au, or at my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gilesgidney/ 1. Why are you standing/what got you into politics? I’m standing for re-election as Mayor of Willoughby because, whilst I have delivered many things for our community over ...
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Vote 1 Gail for Mayor

Over the past three years I have had the honour of serving Willoughby City as your Mayor, and prior to that, since 2009 as a Councillor in Sailors Bay Ward. On Saturday, 9 September 2017, I will be standing for re-election as your Mayor and for Council. During my time on Council and as Mayor, I have had the pleasure of meeting a great many of Willoughby's residents. I believe ...
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Three years in …

This week I celebrated three years since my election as Mayor of wonderful Willoughby City Council. Thank you to all of my awesome friends and supporters who assisted in my election and continue to support Council activities. When elected the key areas that I wanted to address were: Traffic and parking Sport and recreation Service delivery Chatswood CBD and local shopping The Concourse, arts and entertainment Protecting our natural and built ...
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Update on The Haven Amphitheatre

As keen followers will know, back in November 2015, I was advised to declare a pecuniary interest in The Haven, as a result of the proximity of my residence, and withdraw from Council deliberations on the matter. My thoughts at that time can be found here. I am now pleased to advise that last Tuesday 29th March, Council (without me being present) endorsed baseline works that will make the site ...
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