Buddy Abboud, Katherine Leigh Prossor, and Miaoyu Xu
Are you part or have you been part of a political party? If so, which one?
Not currently, Simon has previously been part of the Labor Party
Tell us a bit about you and your team? What’s your day job?
I am a first generation Australian, happily married man, father of 2 young children. I came to Australia in 2002 and moved to City of Ryde in 2012. I completed my Civil Engineering degree major in Transport and worked as a road engineer from 2006 to 2009 before I started a family business in collectables and antiques. To gain further experience in multicultural community, I worked part-time in NSW Labor as the Multicultural Affairs Director, and I founded a local non-profit organisation, Neighbourhood Eastwood. I believe in local council people’s interest can be better represented by independent councillors, who can focus on local issues and make conscience votes. I resigned from Labor Party and formed Neighbourhood Independent Team to stand up for our local community.
My team members: Buddy Abboud is a lifetime local residents and business owner from West Ryde, Katherine Leigh Prosser is a professional lady from Eastwood, and Miao Yu Xu is a very active multicultural community person in Neighbourhood Eastwood
What are some things you love about living in the area?
My family and I love the livability here, near school and childcare, as well as the convenience, especially multicultural shops and restaurants.
What do you believe to be the 3 main issues affecting our community?
- Traffic and pedestrian safety
- Lack of public parking
- Inefficient communication with Councillors
What are the 3 key things you plan to achieve?
- To ensure every voice is represented to Ryde Council
- To ensure new development is balanced and infrastructure is provided for the benefit of the whole community
- Reviewing masterplan and council assets, to seek solutions to traffic and parking.
What about your long term vision for the area?
Councillors should be more approachable accountable: focus on local issues, listen to residents, and deliver.
How do you plan to influence state policy that impacts on our community?
Understand local needs and make local voices heard
Email Simon at: email@example.com
Call Simon: 0488 277 888