Former Wollongong councillor announces candidacy for Keira in coming state election

COMMUNITY activist and former Wollongong City councillor, Andrew Anthony, has announced he will be running for the seat of Keira in the upcoming NSW state elections, representing the Sustainable Australia Party.

The incumbent minority Liberal/National Coalition government, led by Premier Dominic Perrottet, is seeking to win a fourth successive four-year term in office at the March 25 election. They will be challenged by the Labor Party, led by Opposition Leader Chris Minns.

Also, re-contesting two seats in the northern Illawarra will be sitting MPs, Labor’s Ryan Park in Keira, and Liberal’s Lee Evans in Heathcote. The Greens, other minor parties and several independents will also contest the election.

Born and raised in Wollongong, Mr Anthony, who has announced his candidacy for Keira, says he has a deep understanding of the community’s challenges through a long history of community activism. He said he has proven himself to be a community leader in local government and a passionate voice for change.

The Sustainable Australia Party is an independent community movement with a science and evidence-based policy platform. The party is committed to protecting the environment, stopping overdevelopment, and fighting corruption.

Mr Anthony’s campaign is centred around promoting sensible sustainable planning in Wollongong, safeguarding the Illawarra escarpment and foreshore from overdevelopment, and addressing the global challenges of land clearing, deforestation, and climate change through the adoption of renewable energy and sustainable living practices.

“I am excited to represent the Sustainable Australia Party in Keira and to continue the fight for a sustainable future for all residents of Wollongong,” Mr Anthony said.

“My campaign is focused on investing in public education, healthcare, affordable housing, transport, and infrastructure that meet the needs of current and future generations.”

Mr Anthony said he hopes to win the support of Keira voters who share his vision for a better future.

“I invite all Keira residents who care about our environment, our community, and our democracy to join me in this campaign. Together we can make a difference,” he said.

The Sustainable Australia Party is running a number of candidates across NSW, including John Gill standing in Kiama and Ken Davis standing in Shellharbour. North Sydney Councillor and Sustainable Australia Party President, Cr William Bourke, is the lead candidate in the Upper House.

For more information about Mr Anthony and the Sustainable Australia Party, visit or email or call 0411 969 365.

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About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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