Councillor Stephen Barbour
Phone: 0411 105 760
Write: c/- North Sydney Council, PO Box 12, North Sydney, NSW 2059
Declarations of Interest (173KB)
Stephen was first elected to Council for Tunks Ward in 2008 and is now in his third term as a Councillor as well as being twice elected as Deputy Mayor. A resident of Neutral Bay for over 25 years, he is regarded as a strong advocate for the local community and "can do" Councillor having been a Precinct Chair for 4 years prior to Council with Hayes Precinct, earning two Community Awards and running the Hayes Street Parties that would attract over 700 residents at a time.
Whilst on Council he has served on numerous committees and community groups including having been on the Board of James Milson Village and The Nutcote Trust, where he also served as acting Chair. He has represented Council as the Council's Delegate to Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils as well as serving on North Sydney Councils Risk and Audit Committee and was an Area Supervisor for the Red Shield Appeal 2 years running breaking records for funds raised.
An advocate of sensible development and community involvement, Stephen has a strong track record in working with local residents and bringing communities together to achieve shared solutions and goals.
He was instrumental in his support for the Anzac Park Public School at Cammeray being built but eventually returning to the Community as a site, he supported the private/public partnership that built the new Woolworths in Crows Nest, advertising on bus shelters as an alternative revenue source for Council, he has consistently supported the The local RSL Sub Branch, supported Community Arts Organisations and initiated North Sydney’s first Art Forum for local Artists which was also a first for any NSW Council. He has always supported local Business and the revitalizing of Brett Whiteley Place.
With a young family, he is a TV Producer by Profession having studied Fine Arts and been a graduate of The Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He has worked in Film and Television in Australia for over 30 years on Productions that have won both Australian and International Awards. Employed by most of the Major Networks he has also worked at the BBC and is currently employed on The Block for Channel 9.