Susan Price – City of Parramatta, Rosehill Ward

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Susan Price – Centre

Supporting Candidates

Katrina James, Douglas Hawthorne

Are you part of or have you been part of a political party? If so, which one? 

Yes, I am a member of Socialist Alliance

Tell us a bit about you and your team. What’s your day job?        

I live in North Parramatta and am active in the North Parramatta Residents Action Group (NPRAG). I am a keen gardener and am chair of the (soon to be built) Sherwin Park Community Garden. I would categorise my ‘day job’ as an activist-journalist and editor. I have worked in the University sector and am a member of the National Tertiary Education Union. I am running on a community ticket with local independent activist Katrina James, who founded The Westies, is an events organiser and photographer. Katrina and I organised two successful climate action protests in Parramatta during the Black Summer bushfires, where the idea to run as a team for council was born. Our third team member is Douglas Hawthorne, a local activist who is a passionate supporter of anti-racism campaigns and migrant workers’ rights.

What are some things you love about living in the area?    

Parramatta is a culturally diverse and culturally rich city, where I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some amazing people on a number of positive community projects. I love Parramatta’s natural environment, parks, bushland and heritage precincts, which need to be protected.

What do you believe to be the 3 main issues affecting our community?   

  1. Overdevelopment
  2. Housing stress
  3. Alienation from decision-making

What are the 3 key things you plan to achieve?       

  1. Build organising power in the community
  2. Work alongside residents
  3. Accountability through regular ward meetings

What about your long term vision for the area?      

The Parramatta becomes a city where the needs of the community and a safe climate are at the centre of decision-making.

Other Comments

We stand for: Open council, where residents have a genuine say; Resident-initiated motions to council; Monthly ward meetings for accountability; An end to confidential briefings by developers; Climate action to cool down Parramatta streets; Making council buildings available as “heat refuges” during hot days; Declaring a climate emergency; Making Parramatta a zero emissions city by 2030; Not celebrating genocide on January 26; Making the City of Parramatta a “Refugee Welcome Zone”; Restoring community say over development; Protecting Parramatta Park from developers; Protecting our heritage zones; Mandating a minimum of 20% affordable housing on all rezoned sites and new developments; More public housing projects in the local government area; Pushing for affordable rental laws; A sliding scale of rates, indexed to income; Ending the privatisation, outsourcing and contracting out of council services; Fighting the cuts to bus routes and services. More about us at:

Contact:pricesusan9@gmail.com0400 320 602