No. 1 – Mark Silcocks

Mark has lived in Double Bay with his young family for over 12 years and is the former President of the Double Bay Residents’ Association, representing local residents on the Double Bay Working Party. He is concerned about big party politics interfering in local council matters and developers turning Double Bay into another Bondi Junction or Chatswood. Mark is passionate about maintaining Double Bay’s height and scale planning requirements and ensuring that they are complied with. Mark was instrumental in ensuring the Woolworths and Woollahra Library development was sympathetic to the local environment and he has campaigned tirelessly to stop over-development and ensure Double Bay remains Sydney’s premium Bayside Village.


No. 2 – Giles Edmonds

Giles is a long term resident in the Woollahra Municipality who has been actively engaged in the community for many years.  He is focused on managing any negative impact of noise, traffic or poor behaviour to the community, including close monitoring of entertainment and licensed premises (not relying on residents to have to be the ones policing compliance).  Giles says: “I don’t want to see Double Bay become Sydney’s next Kings Cross”. He is also very keen to ensure that short term letting, such as AirBnB, is adequately regulated, protecting the rights of owners to enjoy their properties in peace and quiet. Giles is passionate about maintaining public transport services to Woollahra Council residents and will advocate to the State Government to protect and restore bus routes.


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.