I am honoured to be elected as Councillor to The Hills Shire Council representing the constituents of East Ward.
As a passionate advocate for the Hills Shire I will endeavour to ensure that our shire remains the safe, family valued community that will provide a vibrant and prosperous future for all residents.
As a local that has lived in the Hills for over 30 years, I would like to share my experiences of growing up in The Hills. Moving into the area as a child I attended Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Baulkham Hills.
It was a community where we were friends with our neighbours and felt safe enough to walk to school. We need to all ensure that the Hills remains a family focused environment, and that any future development is done in a measured and considered way.
Later I attended Gilroy College, in Castle Hill, before completing a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting at Macquarie University.
With much of my time spent in the corridors of Baulkham Hills library, buried in books, the maintenance of our existing facilities and development of new areas of knowledge for the next generation of students is paramount.
After working at accounting firms and in the banking sector over the last decade in and around the city, the importance of reliable public transport and local commuter parking is critical.
This is at the forefront of what I believe has been key challenge for The Hills. We need to continue to plan and provide the means for residents to get to their jobs, then back home to their families, with as minimal inconvenience as possible.
Through establishing a home with my wife, my family, community work and professional life, I have developed a deep understanding of the pressures our community is facing.
I am determined to provide the voice of the residents in the balance of future growth and development of the Hills Shire.