Kathy Neilson

Cr Kathy Neilson

Australian Labor Party
Year first elected to council
Length of residency in randwick city
42 years
c/- 30 Frances Street RANDWICK NSW 2031
0477 345 913

Key Objectives

  • Listening and being responsive to all issues raised by residents and ratepayers
  • Opposing over-development, giving residents a greater say in development matters, and ensuring greater attention is given to amenity issues when DAs are considered
  • Supporting Council control over local planning decisions
  • Continuing to protect local heritage (natural, indigenous and historic)
  • Opposing Council amalgamations
  • Delivering sound financial management and working productively to deliver fair, efficient and practical services to residents
  • Continuing environmental sustainability programs
  • Ensuring more affordable housing
  • Improving community transport and services for youth and aged residents
  • Supporting Council's community service programs and precinct committee programs
  • Continuing park and building upgrades
  • Supporting a reduced hotel trading hours
  • Ensuring cleaner streets and footpaths

Council Committees


  • Deputy Chairperson of the Environment Portfolio Advisory Committee
  • Delegate on the Inclusive Randwick Portfolio Advisory Committee
  • Chairperson of the Access & Older Persons Advisory Committee
  • Delegate on the Coastal Advisory Committee
  • Delegate on the Cycleway & Bike Facilities Committee
  • Delegate on the Greening Randwick Committee
  • Delegate on the Road Safety Steering Committee
  • Delegate on the Coogee Bay Floodplain Management Committee
  • Delegate on the Sydney Coastal Councils Committee
  • Delegate on the Sydney Planning Panel

Board Positions


  • Master of Arts (History)
  • Diploma in Journalism

Work History

  • Journalist in print and radio
  • Community Relations Officer, Hunter's Hill Council
  • Oral Historian, Bankstown Oral History Project

Community Groups

  • Friends of Blenheim House Committee
  • Randwick Precinct Committee (former Secretary and Chair)
  • Patron of the Randwick Art Society


  • Australian Labor Party, Randwick North Branch
  • Oral History Association of Australia NSW
  • Randwick and District Historical Society
  • Randwick Labor Club
  • St Michael's Golf Club
  • Randwick Rugby Club
Last Updated: 25 October 2022
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