Ted Mack Public Memorial

Edward Carrington Mack; 20 December 1933 - 6 November 2018.

A public memorial service will be held at Luna Park’s Grand Ballroom on Friday, 30 November.  Doors open at 8.45am. Service 9.30 - 11.00am.






Attendees are encouraged to use public transport (train and bus to Milson's Point) 

For more information on transport, parking and accessibility options: Luna Park website - how to get here



The Sydney Morning Herald Obituary


Vale Ted Mack

“North Sydney Council is incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former mayor Ted Mack.

“Ted was a North Sydney Councillor for 14 years, holding the position of Mayor for eight years from 1980 to 1988. He concurrently held the state seat of North Shore for seven of these. Ted then moved on to Federal Parliament, holding the seat of North Sydney from 1990 to 1996. While he was not the first independent in any of these forums, he was at the vanguard of the independence movement and is often referred to as the “father of independence”.

“Ted Mack holds legendary status here on the lower north shore, as a man of strong conviction and a pioneer of open government and community engagement. He was committed to reducing wasteful expenditure and improving urban planning. Under his leadership North Sydney Council was the first to commission a Heritage Study, which laid the groundwork for heritage conservation areas.

“He created Civic Park, refurbished North Sydney Oval, cemented precinct committees and community consultation into Council decision-making processes, and pursued alternative streams of income to make Council less reliant on rate income.

“His loss is one that will be felt far and wide, and Council would like to express our sincere condolences to the entire Mack family.”

Mayor Jilly Gibson


In March 2017, Council held a Ted Mack Oration to celebrate his many achievements and contribution to public life, local government, local democracy, architecture and urban planning.  You can watch the Oration here.

Posted on 16 November 2018

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