Noel D’Souza:  Labour

Noel D'Souza - Randwick LaborNoel D’Souza has connected with his community via his Matraville pharmacy businesses for more than two decades. A father of three he is a well-known Randwick/Botany business figure. Noel arrived in Australia with his family as an ll-year-old in 1971, did his junior schooling with Christian Bros in Balmain and attended Christian Bros High School in Lewisham, receiving a scholarship to Melbourne’s Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse Leadershiop Course. He attained his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Sydney, working for Randwick’s then prominent Mellick’s Pharmacy. A former president of the Matraville Chamber of Commerce his background as a community and charity organizer – which includes sponsoring several student awards – led former NSW Premier Bob Carr to describe him as a “champion business person” who had helped change the face of Matraville. Prominent business commentator Peter Switzer wrote, “Noel D’Souza thinks big in his small business but retains the one enduring trait of small business which their bigger cousins have all too often ignored – good old fashioned service and the belief in the community he serves.”  Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions regarding South Ward.

Statement on Market Gardens:  11/7/12 in Southern Courier

 This is little more then a cheap land grab by the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park at the expense of the locals. What about the local ratepayers, do our opinions not matter? To the best of my knowledge the O’Farrell Government is poised later in the year to reverse the council’s decision. My view on this important issue is the same as expressed by my Labor colleagues in council that the land that has been zoned rural, must stay zoned rural. The Chinese Gardens at La Perouse must be saved. We need the Mayor Scott Nash to reassure the residents of the South Ward that Randwick Council’s decision on this matter is final and that the O’Farrell Government will respect people’s wishes and not cave in and reverse council’s decision.

Robert Belleli:  Liberal

Cr Robert Belleli

C/- Randwick City Council
30 Frances Street

Telephone: 02 9314 3961
Mobile: 0407 466 174

Key goals and objectives as a Councillor

To reply efficiently and to work hard to achieve results.
To continually guide Randwick City Council in providing a high quality of service for residents and local businesses.

Council Committees and Board Positions

Member of Community Services Committee
Member of Works Committee
Member of Administration and Finance Committee
Member of Planning Committee
Member of Environment Committee
Member of Economic Development Committee
Deputy Chairperson of Civic Affairs Committee
Member of Australia Day Committee
Delegate to Randwick Traffic Committee
Delegate to Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum
Member of Mayor’s Water Reference Group

Statement on Market Gardens:  11/7/12 in Southern Courier

I don’t support any expansion of the cemetery. I think we need to protect the Chinese Market Gardens. I supported the rural zoning of the market gardens and will always do so. I understand we’re running out of cemetery space but the heritage of the market gardens is important. The need for sustainable food sources in the Sydney basin is critical. My view about the proposed cemetery expansion is different to some of my other Liberal colleagues. The great thing about the Liberal Party is we’re allowed to disagree with each other. Everyone has the right to their own opinion. But my opinion is clear – the market gardens are too important and should be protected.

Pat Garcia: Labour

Pat Garcia - Randwick Labor

Pat Garcia is a former Senior Adviser to Eric Roozendaal and Kristina Keneally when she was Premier.

Pat Garcia is a local resident who is passionate about Randwick and preserving its unique quality of life. Born and raised in the area, he and his wife, Rachel and their three daughters spend most weekends at the beach swimming or taking the girls to ballet lessons.Pat was educated at Waverley College and graduated from both the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Masters of Public Policy. Active in the local community, Pat is also a Justice of the Peace and a former Club Captain and Honorary Secretary of Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. A practicing solicitor, Pat has advised State and Federal Governments as well as organisations in the community sector and the private sector. He is a board director of the Youth Action Policy Association, the peak organisation representing young persons and youth services in NSW. In addition, he is a Fellow of the McKell Institute, a progressive think tank.

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