Welcome to my Blog

I have developed this website to inform our community about things I believe may be of interest to them.

Having lived in Ward D, Kurri Kurri and Mt Vincent for close to 40 years I have developed a keen interest in the things that matter. Jobs, economic development, good facilities for our community and a personal desire to see the district prosper.

I first became involved in the community back in 1974 when I joined the Kurri Kurri Lions Club. Carol and myself both served as Lions Club members until around 1994.
In 1988 I was elected to the position of Committee Chair of the newly formed Kurri Kurri Tidy Town Committee where I served for 6 years as Chair. Carol and myself worked tirelessly with a great band of volunteers to build a better community. To this end in a little over 6 years the community won the Keep Australia Beautiful Councils award for the best town in NSW. An achievement I am immencely proud of.

It was during my employment as the Community Relations Officer at the Alcan Aluminium Smelter where I worked for 18 years that I became involved with the Kurri Kurri district business community. In 1989 I was elected Secretary of the Chamber for 3 years and then served a further 13 years as Secretary from 1994 before being appointed to the Presidents role in 2008.

Recently I have joined the Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri and been elected to Cessnock City Council to serve the LGA and in particular the citizens of Ward D.

You can be assured that I will work hard for your interests over the coming four years.

Latests News & Views

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Council adopts LED street lighting technology

October 23rd, 2018

Cessnock Liberals support the introduction of LED street light technology. Cessnock City Council adopted LED street lighting across the LGA as from the 17 of October council meeting and will progressively replace 2,013 street lights. As far back as 2011 discussions were taking place on how to lower the council street lighting[...]

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My say

October 4th, 2018

Why does Kurri Kurri Exist (My say) It was 47 years ago last May that I had my first taste of the Coalfields, in particular Kurri Kurri. As a young Ambulance Officer with the NSW Ambulance Service, I was transferred to Maitland Ambulance Station to work. In those days and as far back[...]

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Zero waste to Landfill

September 20th, 2018

Changes to the recycling industry in NSW Until recently, China was a large importer of recyclable materials, accepting more than 30 million tonnes of waste from all over the world every year. Australia alone sent 1.25 million tonnes of recycled material to China in 2016-17 which is now impacted by National[...]

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Chaos in America

August 23rd, 2017

FUNCTIONAL ILLITERATES TRYING TO ERASE HISTORY “True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same.” ― Robert E. Lee I consider myself a student of history. I’ve [...]

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NSW energy crisis affects business

July 29th, 2017

Large businesses such as Tomago Aluminium in the Hunter Valley are the backbone of New South Wales' economy providing more than 900 jobs and hundreds more in contract services. But the ridiculous rising energy costs are hurting their business. Electricity is a major cost for Tomago Aluminium and they have been[...]