No. 1 – Mark Silcocks

Mark was elected to Council in September 2019 as a Councillor for the Double Bay Ward, which covers Darling Point, Edgecliff, Double Bay and Point Piper.

During the last 4 years he has worked tirelessly to ensure Woollahra Residents who have any issues or concerns are given a fair hearing on Council and get any problems resolved as quickly and smoothly as possible.

He has campaigned especially heavily to protect and preserve Double Bay as Sydney’s Stylish Bayside Village.

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No. 2 – Torsten Blackwood

Torsten is a photojournalist who grew up in Double Bay and now lives by Cooper Park. He is passionate about environmental issues affecting Bellevue Hill ward residents and is currently on the Cooper Park Community Garden Organising Committee and is the local co-ordinator for the annual Clean Up Australia Day.

Torsten has been very active in opposing over-development
in the residential neighbourhood. He does not support unsympathetic development in the area or development
that is not in step with the culture and heritage of Bellevue
Hill and Rose Bay. Torsten is strongly opposed to the forced amalgamation of Woollahra Council and the proposed extension of the Rose Bay Marina. He plans to advocate for regular cleaning of the area, improvement in waste management

and street beautification including inclusive and transparent community consultation.

No. 3 – Karin Olah

Karin has lived in Woollahra for over 40 years. She has four children who all attended local schools. Karin is a recognised artist and has supported the Australian Opera Foundation and the Brett Whitely Studio. She has recently been selected as a finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for her work depicting the demise of bees. Karin has been active member of the Darling Point Society serving on its Committee for many years. Karin is passionate about protecting the environment and has helped achieve the heritage listing of Rose Bay Promenade and Sea Wall, is against the proposed extension of the Rose Bay Marina and has vigorously campaigned to save the trees in Yarranabbe Park. She wants to protect and preserve the village atmosphere in Double Bay.