Councillor Ian Stromborg
Councillor Ian Stromborg was first elected to Bankstown City Council in 1987, and since then has continuously represented the constituents of West Ward.
He has the distinction of serving as Mayor for five terms. Early in his public life Ian Stromborg was elected Mayor for the period 1988/89, just a year after becoming a Councillor. He again served as Mayor during 1989/91 and yet again, for a further two terms from 1998 to 2000. This was particularly significant as 2000 was the Olympic Year and the United States Olympic Committee established their administrative headquarters in Bankstown.
In September 2006, Ian was elected as a Director of the Revesby Workers' Club. His appointment was a welcome addition to a strong and stable Board of Directors. The club is one of the largest and most successful in NSW with some 55,000 members and it has some big plans for the future.
Ian Stromborg is a lifelong resident of Bankstown. He is married to Lesley and has two daughters, who both attended local public schools and graduated from the University of Western Sydney.
Ian Stromborg was a former senior NSW public servant and is now a local businessman. He was appointed by the NSW Government as a Director of Western Sydney Waste Board and was made its Deputy Chairman in 1999. He has been Chairman and a member of a number of important Council Task Forces, and has been a Director of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and also Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils.
His contribution to local government is without compromise and he is acknowledged for having achieved outstanding success in a variety of key projects. Ever since he was first elected, both as Councillor and Mayor, he has been the driving force behind a number of major Council initiatives.
- Construction of Stage 1 of the Salt Pan Creek Open Space Corridor and Boardwalk.
- Construction of the 12 storey Civic Office Tower.
- Construction of a new Works Depot at Bransgrove Road, Panania.
- Updating the Bankstown Old Town Plaza.
- Completion of the Olympic Velodrome and athletics track at the Crest.
- Upgrading the Memorial Oval cricket ground and completion of the Stephen and Mark Waugh Pavilion.
- Implementation of the award winning domestic waste collection system in 1999.
- Completion of an attractive CBD facility, Paul Keating Park.
- Construction of bike paths along Henry Lawson Drive from Georges Hall to East Hills.
- Upgrading of Newland Reserve, Milperra lake system and erection of playground exercise equipment.
- A proven staunch supporter of local residents in major local issues such as concerns with Bankstown Airport and the proposed rezoning of Riverlands Golf Course, Milperra for residential development.
- Has instigated continual improvement of local shopping centres such as Revesby, Condell Park and Georges Hall.
Councillor Ian Stromborg is personable, approachable and easy to talk to. He has a great sense of community and is both energetic and committed to working for the citizens of Bankstown.