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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December 18th, 2019

IN ONE EASY LESSON ON AGENDA 21 Awareness of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development is racing across the nation as citizens in community after community are learning what their city planners are actually up to. As awareness grows, I am receiving more and more calls for tools to help activists fight[...]

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August 17th, 2019

Finally the Kurri Kurri end of the LGA is about to get some recognition Going back to 2010, some 9 years ago Kurri Kurri business people and one Ward D Labor councilor raised concerns about the neglect and deteriation occurring in the Kurri Kurri CBD Footpaths were constructed of various mediums including[...]

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How the left cover up the truth

June 22nd, 2019

State Department Says 15 Officials Broke Security Rules Linked to Clinton Emails By Mimi Nguyen Ly June 18, 2019 Updated: June 19, 2019 Share The State Department identified 15 people involved in multiple security violations connected to the handling of classified information as a result of Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized email server. Clinton u[...]

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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[...]