Council elections 2021

Council elections are now scheduled for Saturday, 4th December 2021. Prepoll is now open at:

  • Five Dock Uniting Church, 5 Garfield Street Five Dock, and
  • Rhodes Community Centre, 63 Blaxland Road Rhodes.

Voting is compulsory.

Help us re-elect Greens councillor Charles Jago.

Click here for the Greens How-To-Vote.

Key issues

Here are the Greens views on the key election issues for Canada Bay Council:


The Greens are the only party consistently challenging the large-scale overdevelopment being created by the NSW Government, which favours big developers’ high-rise towers and profits above community needs. See more…


Charles Jago has initiated council policies to reduce emissions, increase renewables, and treat climate change as an emergency.

The Greens are leading the push in local government for substantially more effective policies to reduce carbon emissions and prepare councils to prevent and mitigate catastrophic climate change with better policies in planning, development and council operations.

A new local public high school:

Canada Bay LGA needs a new local public high school. One new high school in Wentworth Point will not be enough.

Increase affordable housing

With the government forcing additional dwellings on Canada Bay LGA, this is the time to ensure a mix of additional affordable housing.

See more in our flyers:

Also see our page on overdevelopment.

Greens candidates

Our full ticket is as follows:

Charles Jago, a current Greens councillor and candidate for mayor, leads the Greens team. A long-term local resident, he understands local issues such as transport, childcare, libraries and sustainability. His professional experience includes the energy, information technology, adult education and community development sectors.
Pauline Tyrrell, during her 12 years as a Greens Councillor on Canada Bay Council, championed residents’ rights, promoted community programs and lobbied for a new primary school for Concord West. She is now a Canada Bay Bushcare volunteer.
Alice Mantel’s diverse career as a lawyer has included work in the criminal, civil, and family areas of law. She now writes professionally on women, aged care, retirement and the law.
Sundar Mahtani is a tenant advocate from Concord West with a background in community groups like the King Street Area Residents’ Group.
Jan Finkelstein is a retired primary school teacher who has lived in Concord West for nearly 40 years.
Steve Maxwell, a retired plumber, artist, soapbox orator and writer, has lived in Chiswick for 32 years.

Campaign activities

Campaign launch BBQ with Jamie Parker MP – 13th November

The campaign BBQ will be held on Saturday 13th November, 1 – 4pm. (Previously scheduled for July). See more information and bookings for this event online. Here is your chance to meet the candidates and other volunteers and discuss the issues. At that time, you can hear about the issues, and meet the team candidates and other volunteers in the campaign. The BBQ will be our fundraiser for this campaign. All food will be provided but please bring your own alcohol.

Outspoken MP Jamie Parker will be speaking about key issues for all inner west residents in this election. Charles will also speak on the key issues in Canada Bay, especially overdevelopment.

Please register for this COVID-safe event. We are asking for a donation of $25 for attendance as a contribution to our campaign; a concession rate of $15 is also available. For those who can, it would be great if you could put in the $40 “Keen green” donation, or more. For everybody’s safety, we also need all attendees to be double vaxxed.

Stalls and train/ferry flyer handout

We know that most people don’t change their mind or agree to take action on something unless they talk about it with someone. If we want new people to support the Greens – with policies on climate and other environmental issues, social justice, peace and non-violence and grassroots democracy – we need to actually talk with them. Please help on this critical campaign task.

Current info and schedule for stalls and train/ferry handout

We have started weekly stalls, where we talk to potential voters in public places like shopping centres, and also morning distribution of election materials at train stations and ferry wharves in early November. More information will be available here soon. Please contact us for more information or to help out.

Help our campaign

For more ways to help, please contact us by email, there’s lots to do.

Please donate

Please donate to our campaign, standing up for local residents and local issues. The Greens don’t take donations from developers or companies. Click here to donate to the Greens election campaign in Canada Bay.

Click here for info on 2019 state and federal elections.