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Councillor Lorraine Wearne

M: 0416 035 817
E: lwearne@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Personal

  • Self-employed solicitor
  • Former Councillor – Parramatta City Council 1995–2016.
  • Legal secretary and paralegal for approx. 25 years
  • Practicing solicitor 1992–present
  • Part-time lecturer Parramatta Adult Education College 1998–2006.
  • Love reading, good wine and food, music of all descriptions. Am a hack golfer and play computer games. Am babysitter extraordinaire - I like slippery dips, swings and a good mud fight. I have parachuted from a plane, whitewater rafter the Zambezi River in Africa, climbed Machu Picchu and been run aground on a glacier cruise in Chile.

Political career

  • Elected to Parramatta City Council September, 1995 and re-elected 1999, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
  • First female Lord Mayor of Parramatta City Council 2000-2001 and 2011-2012. Deputy Mayor 2009.
  • Member of Executive of Australian Local Government Women's Assoc. (NSW) for 3 years.
  • National President of Australian Local Government Women's Assoc. - 2 years (1999-2000).
  • Awarded Parramatta Woman of the Year 2000.
  • Recipient of the Centenary Medal for services to Local Government.
  • Presenter to Athens Conference of Municipal Government for 2004 Olympics (invited by Mayor of Athens).
  • Chair Central Parramatta Planning Committee.
  • Member Parramatta Economic Development Board.
  • Local Government Association delegate to Streets Opening Conference (2 years).
  • Patron of Allan Family Remembrance Trust (Charitable Trust for Cancer research).
  • A totally self-funded Independent (never belonged to a major party).
City of Parramatta Councillor Lorraine Wearne