Angela would like to make Waverley more beautiful, more liveable for residents with improved public spaces, more green space and Public Art. She believes that Council should be easy to do business with and care and listen to its residents and make decisions based on consultation. That Council should maintain and upgrade infrastructure in a way that continually improves and makes residents proud of our area.
Angela has had the honour of serving the Waverley community as a Councillor since 2012 and lived in the Waverley area for over 20 years since she immigrated from New Zealand in 1999, currently owning a property in North Bondi. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has a Master of Business Administration from AGSM and a Bachelor of Fine Art – Design.
She is self employed as a business consultant specialising in family owned businesses and her career has encompassed General Management, Buying and Sales Management. She has designed and developed products for major retailers in Australia, and art directed print and web media. She is also a mum of one child born in 2017.
Currently the volunteer Coordinator of the Bondi Beach & Vaucluse Playgroups and Board Member for Playgroup NSW, Angela has a long history of involvement in volunteering in the community as the former President of the Sydney Chapter of KEA, the Kiwi Expat Association; a committee member of the Australian School of Business Alumni, and the Voluntary Alumni Coordinator-Sydney for the University of Auckland. Angela is a member of the Australiana Fund, and a member of the Bondi Junction branch of the Liberal Party.
Angela is proud of her many achievements while on Waverley Council such as:
- Championing major Public Art installations in the public domain and in private developments as the former Chair of the Public Art Committee, including Council allocating $100k to the budget every second year for Public Art, and Public Art being added into the conditions of DA’s of all major developments.
- Fighting for much needed waste education and improvements to Council processes to increase recycling rates, reduce dumped rubbish and encourage a circular economy.
- Advocating strongly for families and children: being able to swim in the ocean during Covid-19 lockdown, bringing forward playground upgrades and initiating service standards for playground maintenance, closing side streets for children to play.
- As former Chair of the Access Advisory Committee Angela has continued to fight for accessibility and inclusion improvements to streets, footpaths, parks and public spaces and planning instruments: such as getting public toilets in Bondi Junction including an accessible toilet, updating the DCP controls to ensure that sufficient adaptable and accessible units are provided in all new apartment blocks, and that universal housing design standards are adopted.
- Supporting the communities fight against excessive height and overdevelopment and protecting our heritage areas.
- As former Chair of the Community Safety Committee she was successful in raising awareness of domestic violence, mail fraud and noise issues for local residents
Angela enjoys helping residents solve problems related to Council and loves to see improvements and improved design in the local area. She is also a keen photographer, gardener and baker. Her family attend St Luke’s Anglican Church.