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Greg Petty

Pauline Lacelles-Smith
(President NICC), Greg Petty

Northern Illawarra Chamber of
Commerce 2010 Christmas Ball
at Panorama House, Bulli Tops



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 the "Heathcote" electorate. Having successfully created three "start-up" businesses, I would view becoming a MP as another exciting challenge and continuation of the business mentoring role I already have had with the 3 businesses.

"Heathcote" covers 2 local government areas and having lived in the "Shire" for 46 years (including playing 3rd grade representative soccer) and the last 10 years at Helensburgh, believe I have an understanding of both areas. My first job just before turning 16 whilst completing the School Certificate was at the Engadine TAB - a great learning experience over 3 years that provided many skills for later life.

My introduction to "politics" was quite accidental some 18 months 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 "Heathcote" 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 18,200 submissions to Wollongong City Council.