Clover Moore, Clover Moore Independent Team
Lord Mayor, City of Sydney
Clover Moore says the last four years have been the most fulfilling of her years in public life.
‘For me, representing and serving the community is the most satisfying work I could do. To be able to do this through driving and implementing positive change, as well as advocating for change, has been immensely challenging and rewarding.’
She says her dual role as Lord Mayor and MP has been useful. ‘I have found strong synergies between being Lord Mayor and State MP, with the two roles complementing each other even more effectively than I expected. There are a whole number of areas where I believe I have been more effective than if I only had one role.’
And Cr Moore says people should vote for her team to allow them to finish what they started.
‘This work includes stunning new facilities and open space, improved streetscapes and the development of better heritage and planning controls and adopting the City’s first ever Environmental Management Plan. Our Local Action Plan consultations have involved our communities in setting directions for local neighbourhoods and honouring our City of Villages commitments. Out of 900 priorities set by our local communities, 319 are complete with a further 571 underway, and we have enabled the community to develop their own local projects through the Local Action Plan Grants Program.
‘We’ve unified the amalgamated city, establishing a firm foundation for the future by creating a Council organisation that is well managed, financially prudent and engaged with our diverse residential, business, worker and visitor communities.
‘We have actively involved our communities, through expanded community consultation and involvement, improved customer service and overhauled access to information. We’ve held 280 meetings, 73 community forums and 89 consultations to develop Sustainable Sydney 2030.’
She says that contrary to Cr Mallard’s claims, the City’s forward cash reserve estimate for 2011/2012 will be $147.5 million ‘ achieved while undertaking major projects such as new facilities for Green Square and Southern Sydney, significant upgrades in the City East area, new street upgrades, including Harris Street, and major improvements to open space.
Number 2 on ticket: Cr John McInerney