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Biographical Details

Councillor biographies contain information on individual Council service as well as the Councillor's community service contributions and their interests.  The Current Council Service list provides the names of the committees that each of the Councillors are represented on.  This can assist to determine which councillor to contact on specific issues.  All 12 councillors represent the whole of the Hawkesbury.

Clr: Barry Calvert | Patrick Conolly | Mike Creed | Kim Ford | Mary Lyons-Buckett | Warwick Mackay | Christine Paine | Bob Porter
Paul Rasmussen | Jill ReardonTiffany Tree | Leigh Williams


 

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Councillor Barry Calvert

Profession/Occupation: Educational Consultant - NSW Department of Education and Training

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Economics, Diploma in Education (University of Sydney)

Current Council Service:

  • Human Services Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • McMahon’s Park Management Committee (alternate)
  • Hawkesbury Sister City Association
  • Hawkesbury Sustainability Advisory Committee

Previous Council Service:

  • Elected to Council September 1999
  • Community Development Support Expenditure Scheme (CDSE) Local Committee
  • Community Planning Advisory Committee
  • Director of Western Sydney Information Technology Centre (ITEC)
  • E-Commerce/Markets Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury Access and Equity Consultative Committee
  • Hawkesbury Civic and Citizenship Committee
  • Hawkesbury Floodplain Management Committee
  • Hawkesbury Leisure Centres. Inc. Board
  • Legal Consultative Committee
  • Local Government Advisory Committee for the Regional Vision and Planning Framework for Western Sydney Project (alternative representative)
  • McMahons Park Management Committee (alternate)
  • Pitt Town Advisory Committee
  • Prioritising Committee Capital Assistance Applications - Sport and Recreation
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Sydney Road Links Committee (alternative representative)
  • Sydney Roads Link Committee (alternate representative)
  • Western Sydney Area Assistance Scheme (WSAAS) Local Ranking Committee (formerly Hawkesbury Prioritising Committee WSAAS)
  • Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)
  • Youth Strategic Plan Committee

Community Service:

  • Chairperson, Hawkesbury Skills Incorporated (HSI)

Interests: Politics, environment, alternative sustainable energy resources, equity and social justice.


 

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Councillor Patrick Conolly

Profession/Occupation: Accounting Assistant

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce (University of Western Sydney)

Current Council Service:

  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • General Manager’s Performance Review Panel
  • Audit Committee
  • Destination Hawkesbury Committee 

 

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Councillor Mike Creed JP

Profession/Occupation: Electorate Officer

Qualifications:

  • Justice of the Peace

Current Council Service:

  • Development Application Monitoring Advisory Committee
  • Westpool
  • Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • Hawkesbury Civics and Citizenship Committee
  • Western Sydney Academy of Sport

Previous Council Service:

  • Hawkesbury Sister City Association
  • Golf Hawkesbury Project Committee

Community Service:

  • Bravehearts
  • Luke Priddis Foundation
  • Richmond Community Services Inc
  • Rotary
  • Scouts Australia
  • White Ribbon day

Interests: Cooking, reading, gardening, camping, sports.


 

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Councillor Kim Ford

Profession/Occupation: Drycleaner

Current Council Service:

  • Hawkesbury Civics and Citizenship Committee
  • General Managers Performance Review Panel
  • Development Application Monitoring Advisory Committee
  • Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee
  • Local Traffic Committee
  • Çlub Grants Local Committee
  • Peppercorn Services Inc.
  • Waste Management Advisory Committee
  • Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • NSW Metropolitan Public Libraries Association 

Previous Council Service:

  • Elected as Mayor, 20 September 2011
  • Elected to Council June 2010
  • Audit Committee (alternate)
  • Community Planning Advisory Committee

Community Service:

  • Australian Red Cross
  • Luke Priddis Foundation
  • Nepean Rotary
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Outback Trek
  • Yarramundi Rural Fire Service

Interests: Tennis, baseball, politics, American Civil War.


 

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Councillor Mary Lyons Buckett

Profession/Occupation: Solicitor

Qualifications:

  • B.Applied Science; LLB (Hons); GDLP (ANU)
  • LLM (ANU)

Current Council Service:

  • Human Services Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury Sustainable Advisory Committee
  • Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee
  • Greater Services Local Land Services Local Government Advisory Group

Previous Council Service:

  •  Hawkesbury - Nepean Catchment Management Authority Local Government Advisory Committee

Community Service:

  • Hawkesbury Environment Network
  • Kurrajong Community Forum
  • North Richmond and Districts Community Action Association. 

Interests: Politics, law reform, music, theatre, soccer, swimming.


 

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Councillor Warwick Mackay OAM

Profession/Occupation: Medical Practioner

Qualifications:

  • MB.BS (UNSW)

Current Council Service: 

  • Hawkesbury Civics and Citizenship Committee
  • Heritage Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee
  • Development Application Monitoring Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury River County Council

Previous Council Services:

  • Elected to Council September 2008
  • Previously on Council 1987-1999
  • Deputy Mayor for one year during previous term (1987-1999)
  • Hawkesbury Sports Council
  • Human Services Advisory Committee
  • Three Towns' Sewerage Committee (and Agnes Banks)
  • Peppercorn Services Inc (alternate)

Community Service:

  • St John of God, Volunteering since 1983
  • OAM (2009) for Service to Medicine as a General Practitioner and to the Community
  • Fundraiser for Camp Quality for 27 years 

Interests: Family, touring Australia, rugby, fine wine and dining.


 

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Councillor Christine Paine

Profession/Occupation: Amateur Golfer/Gardener

Qualifications:

  • Retired Registered Nurse

Current Council Service:

  • 6th Term as Councillor 

Previous Council Service

  • Elected to Council September 1991
  • Australia Day Awards Committee
  • Australia Day Joint Committee
  • Board of Management Fitzgerald Memorial Hostel Inc
  • Chair Hawkesbury Equity and Access Planning Committee
  • Chairman of Local Traffic Committee - 2 years
  • Chairperson of Clarendon Committee
  • Committee Member of Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Collection
  • Committee Member of Macquarie Towns Festival
  • Director on Western Sydney Waste Board
    E-Commerce/Markets Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury Agricultural Retention through Diversification and Clustering Advisory (HartDac)
  • Hawkesbury Awards Committee
  • Hawkesbury Bicycle and Access Mobility Committee
  • Hawkesbury Leisure Centres Inc.
  • Hawkesbury Mobility Plan Implementation Committee (alternate)
  • Hawkesbury Prioritising Committee Western Suburbs Area Assistance Scheme (WSAAS).
  • Hawkesbury Sister City Association
  • Hawkesbury Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy Committee (HSADS)
  • Hawkesbury Waste Management Facility-Environmental
  • Monitoring Committee Director
  • Hawkesbury Wine, Food and Music Affair Committee
  • Hostel for Aged Accommodation
  • Macquarie Park Committee
  • Museum Advisory Committee
  • Mushroom Industry Consultative Committee
  • Peppercorn Services Inc. Board
  • Pitt Town Advisory Committee
  • Prioritising Committee Capital Assistance Sport and Recreation
  • Public Libraries NSW - Metropolitan Association
  • Regional Director Outer Metro West-Local Government
  • Recycling Co-operative
  • Richmond Lowlands Task Force
  • Rural Lands Study
  • Sports Centre Building
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Sustainable Agricultural Strategy Committee
  • Three Towns Sewerage Committee
  • Waste Management Advisory Committee
  • Waste Management Task Force
  • Western Sydney Area Assistance Scheme (WSAAS) Local Ranking Committee
  • Western Sydney Area Assistance Scheme Local Parking Committee
  • Westpool

Community Service:

  • Community Advisory Board for Hawkesbury District Health Service
  • Community Board member of the UWS Medical School
  • Fitzgerald Hostel Board Member
  • Member Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Collection (FOHAC)
  • Member Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association (HDAA)
  • Member Hawkesbury Harvest
  • Member Hawkesbury Race Club
  • Member Windsor Golf Club
  • Reclaim the Night Committee
  • School Council member
  • Sports Person of the Year Committee
  • Trustee for Rotary Youth Trust
  • Well Wise Women's Cafe Committee
  • Western Sydney Breast Screening Unit
  • Western Sydney Women's Advisory Committee
  • Young Mum's on the Move Committee

Interests: Golf, gardening, family, travel, horseracing, the Hawkesbury.


 

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Councillor Bob Porter

Profession/Occupation: Retired

Current Council Service:

  • Waste Management Advisory Committee
  • Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee
  • General Manager’s Performance Review Panel
  • Audit Committee (Alternate)
  • Development Application Monitoring Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury River County Council
  • Hawkesbury Sports Council

Previous Council Service:

  • Elected to Council March 2004
  • Audit Committee
  • E-Commerce/Markets Advisory Committee
  • Floodplain Management Committee
  • Hawkesbury Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy (HSADS)
  • Pitt Town Advisory Committee
  • Three Towns' Sewerage Committee (and Agnes Banks)
  • Waste Management Task Force

Community Service:

  • Worked on establishing Woodlands Pony Club Grounds
  • Wilberforce Soccer Club

Interests: Horses, cattle and watersports.


 

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Councillor Paul Rasmussen

Profession/Occupation: Company Director

Qualifications:

  • Tertiary Qualified Science, Engineering and Management 

Current Council Service:

  • Audit Committee
  • Development Application Monitoring Advisory Committee
  • Greater Services Local Land Services Local Government Advisory Group (Alternate)
  • Hawkesbury Sports Council

Previous Council Service:

  • Elected to Council September 1999
  • Audit Committee
  • E-Commerce/Markets Advisory Committee
  • Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury Cultural Committee
  • Hawkesbury Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury- Nepean Catchment Management Authority Local Government Advisory Committee (alternate)
  • Hawkesbury Sister City Association
  • Hawkesbury Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy (HSADS)
  • Local Government Advisory Committee (alternate)
  • Pitt Town Advisory Committee
  • Richmond Lowlands Task Force
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Three Towns' Sewerage Committee (and Agnes Banks)
  • Waste Management Task Force
  • Western Sydney Academy of Sport

Community Service:

  • Chairman, Hawkesbury Community Radio Cooperative (14 Years)
  • Chairman, Lower Nepean Hawkesbury Farmers Association (15 years)
  • Committee Member, Friends of Hawkesbury Art Collection Regional Gallery (8 years)
  • Member, Australiana Pioneer Village
  • Member, Kurrajong Forum
  • Ministerial Advisory Group, Hawkesbury Nepean Water Sharing Plan
  • National Weeds Task Force (6 Years)

Interests: Farming and food growing, strategic planning, financial management, community participation in Council decisions.


 

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Councillor Jill Reardon

Profession/Occupation: Conservation & Land Manager (Retired)

Qualifications:

  • Bush Management Certificate

Current Council Service:

  • Waste Management Advisory Committee
  • Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee
  • Local ANZAC Centenary Committee
  • McMahon’s Park Management Committee
  • Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (Second Alternate)

Previous Council Service:

  • Elected to Council September 2008
  • Previously on Baulkham Hills Shire Council 1991-2004 (3 terms)
  • Community Planning Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury Macquarie 2010 Committee
  • Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority - Local Government Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Sydney Road Links Committee
  • Waste Management Advisory Committee
  • Western Sydney Area Assistance Scheme Local Ranking Committee 

Community Service:

  • Awarded the Centenary Medal for services to local government and the environment
  • Committee member of Grose Vale Community Centre Inc.
  • Member of Kurrajong CWA.
  • National Trust (Hawkesbury Branch)
  • St Stephens Anglican Church, Kurrajong 

Interests: Bushwalking, gardening, breeding Poll Hereford Cattle.


 

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Councillor Tiffany Tree

Current Council Service: 

  • Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils

Previous Council Service:

  • Deputy Mayor, 20 September 2011 to 16 September 2014
  • Elected to Council September 2008
  • Hawkesbury Civics and Citizenship Committee
  • Waste Management Advisory Committee
  • Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee
  • Development Application Monitoring Advisory Committee
  • Local Traffic Committee (alternate)
  • Peppercorn Services Inc. (Rapporteur)
  • Sydney Road Links Committee
  • Western Sydney Academy of Sport
  • Western Sydney Area Assistance Scheme Local Ranking Committee
  • Westpool

 

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Councillor Leigh Williams

Current Council Service:

  • Hawkesbury Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Hawkesbury Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Waste Management Advisory Committee 

Previous Council Service:

  • Elected to Council September 1999
  • Audit Committee
  • DLWC Local Government Advisory Group (Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment)
  • Hawkesbury Bicycle and Access Mobility Committee
  • Hawkesbury Bicycle Steering Committee
  • Hawkesbury Floodplain Committee
  • Hawkesbury Mobility Plan Implementation Committee
  • Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Trust
  • Hawkesbury Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy (HSADS)
  • Legal Consultative Committee
  • Pitt Town Advisory Committee
  • Richmond Lowlands Task Force
  • Schaeffer Quarry Environmental Monitoring Committee

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