September 2012 – September 2016
Michelle Tormey: North Ward
The first Greens councillor elected to Penrith City Council, Cr. Tormey is currently serving on the Access Committee, Local Government Advisory Group for the Hawkesbury Nepean River and the Penrith City Children’s Services Cooperative.
Cr. Tormey is also serving as Penrith City Council’s Sustainability Champion alongside Cr. Karen McKeown (Labor).
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Cr. Michelle Tormey wrote the following summary on her first year as a Councillor for the Nepean News:
What an amazing and fantastic first year this has been. As the first Greens Councillor on Penrith City Council, it’s been a pleasure to represent the people of North Ward.
Despite it only being my first year, I have acted as a Sustainability Champion, as well as being a Council representative on the Access Committee, Children’s Co- Operative Board and the Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA Local Government Advisory group.
I have also brought some important issues to light on behalf of the people of Penrith.
My first act on Council was to call for a report on the impacts of coal seam gas mining in the electorate. I then secured the unanimous support of the Council to oppose CSG.
I’ve opposed the plan to move radioactive waste from Hunter’s Hill to Kemps Creek and have taken part in SITA’s community reference group.
I also highlighted the issue of emus escaping from the former ADI Site and have been a vocal advocate for the protection of our critically endangered Cumberland Plain Woodlands.
I look forward to continuing to bring a fresh viewpoint to council, and will be particularly focused on waste management and the creation of an environmental committee in the coming year.