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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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[...]

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Voter ID and Potential Fraud

July 26th, 2017

Voter ID and potential fraud. The phrase “vote early—Vote often” is often used to create an impression that you should vote multiple times during polling. The phrase is attributed to: John Van Buren a US Lawyer in the 1800s Experience has shown that in the excitement of great popular elections, deciding the policy of th[...]

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Cessnock wins with Government road funding

May 28th, 2017

  Since 2010 the Cessnock Local Government Area has received in excess of $60 million in road and bridges funding grants. The first big grant was for $20 Million to rebuild Broke Road, McDonalds Road from Wine Country Drive to the intersection of Hermitage Road in Pokolbin. This has been topped up[...]

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New Lower Hunter Regional Hospital

May 17th, 2017

(Not a new Maitland Hospital) The site currently selected by the NSW Government on the PGH site at East Maitland does not meet most of the criteria outlined by HNE health in their community briefings Things that should have been considered when locating a New Hospital in the Lower Hunter[...]