Ciaran O’Brien – Candidate for Coogee
Ciaran was raised in the electorate of Coogee and still considers the area to be his home.
Growing up on Dutruc Street in Randwick, Ciaran often spent his time outside of school down at Coogee or Bronte beaches, skating and surfing – enjoying all the area had to offer.
Ciaran is an accomplished professional who served 6 years in the Royal Australian Navy in Naval Aerospace Engineering.
After leaving the Navy, Ciaran went back to University to study Medical Science and a Master’s in Health Management and is currently a Doctor of Medicine student at The University of Sydney.
Ciaran works as the Campaign Director and Chief of Staff for The Small Business Party and is passionate about the safety and security of small businesses and their families right throughout the electorate.
Having formerly co-owned an I.T business, Ciaran knows first hand how hard it is for newer small businesses to be competitive in the market, and how difficult the compliance requirements can be.
Government make it hard for small business to thrive and this needs to change – as the nation’s biggest employer, we need support.
If elected to the seat of Coogee, Ciaran vows to fight for:
- Better public transport – nothing has really changed in the region since the 90’s and improvements need to be made,
- Working with council to regulate planning and stop over-development in the area, we should be protecting our region, not turning it into a high-rise jungle, and
- Protecting our coastal environment, through supporting our beaches and surf clubs, and working to implement marine parks in the region to safeguard our ocean life.