Amy Cook

August 8, 2012 in Liberal Party of Australia, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Amy Cook

Name : Amy Cook

Ward : E

Group : A

Suburb / other : Bangor

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : 1987

Qualifications : Bachelor of Communications, Master Applied Theatre

Employment : Stage Manager

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Amy Cook has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

As a long term local resident, Amy Cook knows the importance that quality facilities such as libraries and sporting fields provide to our community.

As part of the E Ward Liberal team, Amy brings a commitment to volunteering with sporting clubs and local theatre groups, working tirelessly to assist the area she loves.

 


John Riad

August 8, 2012 in Liberal Party of Australia, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : John Riad

Name : John Riad

Ward : E

Group : A

Suburb / other : Illawong

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : B E (Civil) (Hons), Dip Eng Prac

Employment : Structural engineer

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

John Riad has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

John Riad lives in Illawong and attended school at Aquinas College, Menai.

As a structural engineer John knows the importance of sound infrastructure planning and understands that council needs to ensure value for money.

John knows that keeping rates low will help young families with the cost of living.

John understands that local roads, footpaths and leisure facilities are core council business and should be at the centre of Council’s plans for the future.

John believes that youth in Menai need services and support to create a strong sense of belonging and community.

 


Steve Simpson

August 8, 2012 in Current Council, Featured, Liberal Party of Australia, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Steve Simpson

Name : Steve Simpson

Ward : E

Group : A

Suburb / other : Alfords Point

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : 1949

Qualifications : Diploma Safety Systems, Diploma Industrial Relations and the Law

Employment : Work Health and Safety manager

Current or past Council? : Current Councillor

Organisation membership : -

Other information : “For the past 17 years as the local Councillor I have fought to ensure that the local area has the facilities that the area deserves. In the past I have been successful in delivering two new fire stations, an indoor sporting complex, community halls, a skate bowl, Council-supported fire boxes, additional Bus shelters and kilometers of cycle and walking paths. If successful in the upcoming election, I will continue to fight for better community facilities in the local area.

Residents deserve a Councillor who puts the local area first. During the next term of council I will ensure that The Ridge sporting complex along with the golf course is completed and that the Menai fire station is rebuilt and up to the standards the brigade members deserve.

I firmly believe that residents rates should be spend on Local projects and not on political fights. As our area grows and ages we must ensure that community facilities are maintained. The Shire has come a long way, E ward needs an experienced proven councillors to continue the journey.”

This candidate can be contacted at: sjsmenai@tpg.com.au

Steve Simpson has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

As your local councillor for the past four terms, Steve Simpson has always put the interests of local residents before politics.

Steve successfully opposed the Labor / Shire Watch attempts to raise rates by more than 9%.

Steve has fought for improved Council services and community facilities while ensuring that a safe and clean environment is maintained.

Steve has delivered for the local area, with improved sporting fields, an indoor sporting complex and community halls.

Steve has also supported community fire boxes, two new local fire stations and one more in the planning stage.

Steve strongly believes that Council should live within its means and knows the importance of listening to local residents.

 

Matthew Versi

August 8, 2012 in Liberal Party of Australia, Ward D

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Matthew Versi

Name : Matthew Versi

Ward : D

Group : B

Suburb / other : Sutherland

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Matt Versi has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

Matt Versi is a local entrepreneur, with experience in IT startup business and politics.

Matt understands the needs of our youth and the importance of engaging the community in decision making.

Matt was raised and educated in the Shire and continues to live in the community he loves.

Matt is keen to see that Council preserves the Shire’s natural beauty and relaxed way of life.

 

Glenn Gorick

August 8, 2012 in Liberal Party of Australia, Ward D

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Glenn Gorick

Name : Glenn Gorick

Ward : D

Group : B

Suburb / other : Woolooware

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : 1961

Qualifications : Adv Dip Justice / electrician

Employment : NSW Police Force – also self-employed business owner

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : Cronulla Triathlon Club Captain; life member, Sharks Leagues

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Glenn Gorick has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

Born and bred in the Shire, Glenn Gorick has dedicated his life to protecting our community as a decorated Police Officer and has also built a successful small business.

Glenn has been a prolific contributor to a wide range of local charity and community groups, and is the Club Captain of the Cronulla Triathlon Club.

Glenn understands the need for Council to keep rates low and ensure that basic services are provided on time and within budget.

Glenn wants to work as a member of the Liberal team to return transparency to our Council and represent the communities’ interests.

 


Carmelo Pesce

August 8, 2012 in Featured, Liberal Party of Australia, Ward D

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Carmelo Pesce

Name : Carmelo Pesce

Ward : D

Group : B

Suburb / other : Sylvania

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : Builder

Employment : Additional Building Services (Director)

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : Sharks Leagues Club, RMYC

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Carmelo Pesce has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

Carmelo Pesce is a lifelong Shire resident who enjoys the great lifestyle offered by our beaches, rivers and parks.

Carmelo is a successful business operator who has worked hard to expand his company, which now has national and international contracts.

Carmelo understands that Council needs to deliver sound financial management and live within its means.

Carmelo and his family are actively involved in local football and in supporting the Cronulla Sharks, who Carmelo sponsors.

Carmelo wants to see our sporting and community facilities maintained to a high standard so our children get the opportunity to use our sporting fields more often.

 

Cassandra Lawry

August 8, 2012 in Liberal Party of Australia, Ward C

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: Cassandra Lawry

Name : Cassandra Lawry

Ward : C

Group : E

Suburb / other : Sylvania

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Cassandra Lawry has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

Cassandra Lawry lives locally and grew up working in local small business whilst studying at university.

Cassandra is involved in numerous local events and fairs where she takes the time to engage with residents and understand the needs of her community.

Cassandra has local, federal and international political experience and will use her diverse experience to serve our community.

 

Tom Croucher

August 8, 2012 in Liberal Party of Australia, Ward C

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Tom Croucher

Name : Tom Croucher

Ward : C

Group : E

Suburb / other : Sylvania

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : 1949

Qualifications : B Sc (UNSW)

Employment : Retired

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Tom Croucher has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

Tom Croucher has lived in Sylvania for over 35 years, raising his children in the area with his wife Jenny.

Tom has worked as a high school teacher, as well as in IT with community organisations, local business and the government sector.

Tom has dedicated his life to sporting and community groups in the Shire – as a life member of the Junior Cricket Association, the Sylvania Heights Youth Club and as a parishioner at Sylvania Anglican Church.

Tom is also a member of Council’s Sport and Active Communities Committee and understands the need for quality sporting and leisure facilities for local families and sporting clubs.

 

Hassan Awada

August 8, 2012 in Featured, Liberal Party of Australia, Ward C

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Hassan Awada

Name : Hassan Awada

Ward : C

Group : E

Suburb / other : Bexley

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : 1961

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Hassan Awada has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

As a local business owner, Hassan Awada has worked tirelessly to contribute to the Shire and understands the issues facing ratepayers and small business.

Hassan understands that Council needs to keep our rates low and provide an environment that will allow business to flourish,

creating opportunities for our young people to live and work close to home.

Hassan is married with 4 children and understands that local families want Council to provide core services and well maintained parks and open spaces.

Hassan has been decorated with a bravery award and has demonstrated his willingness to selflessly serve the Shire community he loves.

 

Danielle Brown

August 8, 2012 in Liberal Party of Australia, Ward B

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Danielle Brown

Name : Danielle Brown

Ward : B

Group : A

Suburb / other : Gymea Bay

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Danielle Brown has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

As a full time student juggling part time work, Danielle Brown understands issues affecting young people in the Shire.

Danielle will work to ensure that Council provides quality library and student services.

A lifelong Shire resident, Danielle has a particular interest in disability issues and volunteering in that sector.

Danielle is keen to see Council deliver better outcomes for people with disabilities.