Therese Doyle – Lord Mayoral Candidate for Newcastle
Therese has been an active Greens member since 1990, first as a member of the Inner West Greens (in Sydney), then the Newcastle Greens since she moved here in February 2002 with her husband and two daughters.
She worked as a Science teacher and head teacher in Sydney and Newcastle for 20 years, as a curriculum officer at UNSW developing programs to encourage young women into Science, technology and engineering, as senior education officer in the Education Department coordinating programs for at-risk students and developing professional learning programs for teachers.
She was elected as a Greens councillor to Newcastle City Council for Ward 2 in September 2012.
Therese’s track record:
As a councillor on Newcastle City Council Therese has
- gained a reputation for integrity, reliability and standing up for residents’ rights
- fought for an urban renewal strategy that meets residents’ rather than developers’ needs
- worked collaboratively with local community groups, council committees, and constituents
- championed retaining and improving our rail services, Art Gallery, Community Arts Centre, youth facilities and urban forest
- championed cycleways as chair of the Cycleways Advisory Committee.
- opposed unsustainable developments, such as the proposed fourth coal terminal (T4)
- become an active member of various committees including; Building Better Cities, (BBC) (affordable housing), Environment, Cooperative Libraries, Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management, Guraki Aboriginal Committee, Youth Council, and she chairs the Cycleways Committee.
As Therese is particularly committed to human rights, she is an active member of Refugee Action Network Newcastle and has organised several successful public events addressing the plight of asylum seekers. Therese continues to advocate that Newcastle City Council reaffirm its declaration that Newcastle is a Welcome City for Refugees.