Greens announce candidates in The Entrance Ward

Cath ConnorCath Connor, Greens candidate

The Central Coast Greens will run three candidates in The Entrance Ward in the September 9 election for positions on the Central Coast Council. The lead candidate for The Greens in The Entrance will be Ms Cath Connor, who has lived on the Central Coast for 25 years.

Ms Connor has been an active Greens member for the past three years and is currently a Co-convenor of the Central Coast Greens. “I believe in the importance of developing communities which are inclusive, vibrant and healthy and which respect our wonderful natural environment,” Ms Connor said. She has been a member of her local bushcare group for 15 years and has also been involved in a number of Greens campaigns on the Coast including Save Wyong Trees, opposing the Wallarah 2 Mine Proposal, and opposing the privatisation of Wyong Hospital, where she worked in the Family Care Cottage for six years. Homelessness and public transport are important issues for her.

The second Greens candidate in The Entrance Ward is Mr Doug Williamson, who is 54 years old and a permanent resident at Wamberal for the last fi ve years, but associated with the area for over 20 years. He has recently completed a Master of Environment (Environmental Science), at Macquarie University. “I have the maturity, political and life experience to represent the Central Coast Greens effectively,” he said. Mr Williamson has been involved with the Green’s for over 20 years in a number of different groups and roles.

“He has recently represented the Central Coast Greens at the Planning Assessment Commission regarding the Calga quarry development and the Wallarah 2 Mine Proposal, and has been attending various meetings and plan exhibitions related to the Gosford CBD development. Ms Barbara Gorman will be the third Central Coast Greens candidate on their The Entrance Ward ticket. Ms Gorman has been living on the Central Coast for 12 years. She worked as a nurse for many years in NSW and Queensland and retired from the position of Nursing Unit Manager of the Pre-Admission Clinic at Westmead Hospital in 2008. She has a history of activism and volunteer work, supporting progressive policies and especially environmental sustainability.

Source: Media release, Jul 14 Kate da Costa, Central Coast Greens