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Godfrey Santer

Godfrey and his family have been residents and active members of the North Sydney community for over 25 years. He is a grandfather of two boys who live here and attend local schools.

After completing degrees at Monash University and TAFE in business and economics, Godfrey spent twenty years at DFAT, with postings in Vietnam, Iran, France and Saudi Arabia. He then joined the Australian Tourist Commission as its second in command before starting his own tourism business in North Sydney.

He is Chairman of the Council's Hayberry Precinct and its representative on the Combined Precincts Committee where he is a strong advocate of clean, renewable energy.

As Chairman of his residential building's owners' corporation, Godfrey has initiated a feasibility study into the establishment of a neighbourhood solar powered energy project.

Godfrey is running for St Leonards Ward to work together with North Sydney residents and businesses to improve our environment, increase our green space and bring transparency and accountability to council.

Shannon Welch

Shannon was raised in Canada, moved to the UK and settled in Neutral Bay, where she has lived with her husband, daughter and son for 24 years.

As a lifelong nurse, Shannon looked after her community. As a community member, Shannon fought to keep the Northern Beaches hospital public and as a delegate for the NSW Nurses’ and Midwives’ Association, she championed the rights of workers in the health sector.

Shannon’s two children went to Montessori preschool at Forsyth Park and then to Neutral Bay Public School. She served as manager of her daughter’s local football team at Mosman FC.

Recently Shannon led the campaign to have the Primrose Park Tennis Courts resurfaced, leading to the community receiving Commonwealth funding and an agreement to have the courts refurbished by December 2021.

Shannon is running for Cammeraygal Ward to be a strong advocate for her local community and to be part of a council that works together for the betterment of North Sydney residents.

Why Our Team is Running for Council

Godfrey and Shannon are supported by the North Sydney Labor team.

Our team consists of long standing community members who, like Godfrey and Shannon, want a council focussed on making North Sydney a beacon of hope as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

We are guided by the core values of making North Sydney a vibrant, sustainable and cohesive community. The North Sydney Labor team is breaking with the tradition of secret party-political puppets running as fake ‘independents’ to bring transparency and integrity to this local election.

The team look forward to the opportunity to assist Godfrey and Shannon to tackle important local issues; such as proposed high-rise property developments, the loss of public space and amenities, increased traffic congestion and pollution close to our homes and schools.

We will advocate for greater Council support for energy efficient technologies, better garbage and compost management and to open North Sydney up on weekends and evenings in order to create an exciting nighttime economy.

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