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Greg Petty



Age: 56 years born Sydney, NSW
State of Health: Excellent
Marital Status: Married, with 2 adult children

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Additional Background

I believe my business career more than adequately provides me a base to handle the pressure and responsibility of representing the residents of Wollongong and Ward 1. Having successfully created three "start-up" businesses, I would view becoming a Mayor or Councillor as another exciting challenge and continuation of the business mentoring role I already have had with the 3 businesses.

My introduction to "politics" was quite accidental almost 2 years ago when I stood up at a rezoning meeting that was going nowhere and said "well who's coming with me to Bi-Lo and get some submissions".

Since then, have been promoting the "NO" 7d Land Rezoning by radio talk back, letters to editors, approaching the Mercury/St George Leader for editorial, etc. This most recently has been refocused as a Coal Seam Gas protest. The message that needs to be communicated is Coal Seam Gas will affect ALL Illawarra residents and beyond through the dangers to the existing water supply, the Sydney Water Catchment, from contamination of the supply.

My two proudest community achievements were submitting the first Community Group Planning Proposal under the Gateway system and organising the website portal that achieved 18,521 submissions to Wollongong City Council.