Liberals embrace Sydney’s diversity
Christine Forster, the Liberal Party Lord Mayoral candidate for the City of Sydney, today announced nine candidates preselected to contest the Council election on Saturday 10 September.
“I’m absolutely thrilled with the quality, experience and diversity of the Liberal team. Our candidates come from different backgrounds and walks of life with each person bringing new energy and ideas on how we can get our city humming again.
“Sydney is for everyone and that’s why it’s important we have people who are as passionate as me about shaping a successful, sustainable and safe city.
Number two on the ticket Craig Chung, said he is honoured to have been selected on the Liberal ticket and believes Sydney is in desperate need of new leadership and direction.
“I’m passionate about the future of this great city. What has driven me to stand is a deep concern over Clover Moore’s disregard for the business community and the way she works to divide rather than unite us. Christine has the vision, energy and policies that will get our global city functioning at its best so that living and doing business in Sydney is exciting and easy.”
About the Liberal candidates for Sydney
Christine Forster is the Liberal Candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Christine believes we need a new approach to ensure local government respects and listens to all its constituents and delivers sustainable infrastructure and services, supporting communities and business to thrive and prosper together.
She lives in Surry Hills with her long-term partner Virginia and their young children.
Cr Craig Chung
Craig is a fourth-generation Chinese-Australia has over 20 years of experience as a small businessman and entrepreneur.
Craig is a board member of Social Impact Ventures – an incubator to help entrepreneurial social projects get off the ground. His advocacy for entrepreneurial social projects will bring a new dimension to how we tackle social issues in the City of Sydney.
He is also passionate about making sure the business community is engaged with Town Hall and is given a voice in decisions that affect their livelihood and their workers.
Adrian Bartels has been a resident and active member of the Potts Point community for almost 20 years.
From 2009 to 2013, Adrian chaired the Potts Point Partnership and transformed it from an organisation that was maligned by the local community into one that represents the local community.
Adrian is an active volunteer for a number of organisations including Wayside Chapel, Amnesty International and the Jesuit Refugee Service. He also produced the highly successful 2012 Kings Cross Festival.
Shauna is an experienced lawyer, small business owner and company director.
She is passionate about the arts, social justice and education and has been Vice President of the NSW Law Society, Chair of PIAC.
David is a successful Pyrmont businessman with over 13 years of experience in the Sydney real estate industry.
He is passionate about the environment, local parklands and the importance of a thriving small business sector.
David is an active member of the Friends of Pyrmont and a long-time supporter of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, Ronald McDonald House and many other local charities.
Dominic is British by birth and Australian by choice, residing in Sydney with his wife and three young children.
His deep belief in original thinking and innovation has lead his business, (Connect Events) to be twice recognised as a BRW Fast Starter, a BRW Fast 100 Company, and a SmartCompany Smart50.
Dominic is a strong supporter of the Sydney Theatre Company and Save the Children.
Lyndon lives and works in the City of Sydney and is passionate about delivering better outcomes for his community village.
After a career in hospitality, he has worked for a government relations company, then as an Assistant Adviser to a Federal Minister and has traveled extensively.
Lyndon is an amateur boxer who trains out of the Tony Mundine ‘Eloura’ Boxing Gym, Redfern.
Dr Divya Diwan
Divya is a physician-scientist-mother and business-woman, who has lived and worked in three continents across academia and industry.
She loves Sydney but believes there is urgent need for greater collaboration with State and Federal government to improve infrastructure and support services in the CBD and villages.
Carrington is a small business owner of a digital communications agency and Potts Point resident.
He is passionate about how technology can be used to help us in our daily lives.
Carrington is disillusioned with the current Lord Mayors divisive ‘business versus residents’ approach and believes it is compromising Sydney’s sustainability as a thriving global city.