Revitalising Newcastle. Restoring Trust.


My Vision for Ward 3:

  • Fixing our roads, building footpaths, upgrading our parks, and delivering further upgrades to Blackbutt Reserve
  • Protecting and improving local services such as Lambton Pool, our local libraries and community childcare
  • Working to improve transport in Ward 3, such as better cycleways and a rail link to the inner city
  • Improving our villages, promoting investment and new jobs in areas such as Waratah, Lambton, New Lambton and Kotara

Labor's key priorities for the City of Newcastle:

  • Restoring trust and integrity in local government by ensuring that Council's decisions are in the interest of the community and are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable
  • Ensuring Council's long term financial security and that we get a fair share of state and federal funding 
  • Implementing the Coastal Revitalisation Masterplan, the Newcastle Art Gallery Redevelopment, improvements to Blackbutt and CBD Renewal.
  • Advocating for improved transport networks throughout the City, working with the state and federal government to complete the final stage of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass, complete missing cycleway links, and to work with state representatives to maintain and improve rail services to the inner city
  • Attracting investment, creating and maintain jobs in Newcastle, upgrading main streets and urban villages


Useful links:

  • My Newcastle Post Columns (available here) provide lots of further information on my opinion about local issues
  • My opinion editorial in The Newcastle Herald on lessons that Newcastle can be learn from the renewal of post-earthquake Christchurch (available here)
  • Labor's Plan for the Revitalisation of Newcastle (available here)


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