Official opening of Bankstown's
first public Devine Liberty Swing
As a life long resident of Greenacre, it is a privilege to serve the people of our great city as Mayor of Bankstown.
My wife Sally and I are raising our family in an area proud of its heritage and confident in its growth.
I was educated in the local area at Greenacre Public, St John Vianney Primary, St Johns College Lakemba and Benilde High Bankstown before graduating from the University of NSW.
In November 2011, I was honoured to appointed a White Ribbon Day Ambassador.
One of my greatest priorities is ensuring that all residents have their say on the future of our city and that I am available to all those who need my assistance.
I am also strongly committed to supporting Council in its pursuit of excellence in service delivery and the building of world-class facilities and infrastructure.
I take great pride in our city and I am passionate about what we can achieve as a community.
I am also proud of the personal initiatives I have taken as Mayor, such as:
- Bankstown's Sports Hall of Fame to be constructed at Memorial Oval by the end of 2012
- The City's first public Devine Liberty Swing for children with a disability, installed in Paul Keating Park and officially opened May 2012
- The 2011 Mayoral Charity Dinner which raised $54,150 for Bankstown City Aged Care Dementia Unit and 2012 Mayoral Charity Dinner which raised over $80,000 for the Paediatric Unit at Bankstown Hospital
- My official appointment as White Ribbon Ambassador as part of my wider campaign to stamp out violence against women in our community
- Launch of Council's Roadshow's across our city enabling me to connect with residents and offer my assistance first hand
- Unveiling the Gibran Khalil Gibran monument