Let’s Save Small Business, Protect Our Families and
Support Our Local Communities
Our Policies for Your Local Government
1. Rate Reduction
Residents in the Hawkesbury deserve immediate rate reductions. Rates should be fair and be calculated from the number of occupants of the land, not from land size. This current dysfunctional council system is costing some residents up to 300% more than some others.
Instead of temporarily patching and constantly repairing roads and streets, council should be carrying out the quality work to properly seal any new or old road/street. Our rates do not and never have reflected this.
3. Employ Local
Instead of contracting outside companies to perform any council work, local qualified businesses who have a commitment to the Hawkesbury should be receiving priority. Boost the local economy to benefit the residents of the Hawkesbury.
4. Save The Outer Suburbs
Our low populated outer suburbs have been ignored by this council for too long. They deserve the same service as the rest. Garbage collection, road maintenance and easy medical access has been lacking for decades.
5. Efficient Planning Administration
Applying for any type of development application (DA) in the current council carries a waiting period from many months to years. A simpler businesslike approach with no red tape will reduce wait times.
Meet our Candidates
Eddie Dogramachi is a manufacturer and supplier of consumables to the industrial maintenance industry, with his academic industrial chemistry and textile experience in the U.K., he has supported small businesses for 32 years. Eddie will fight and work smart to correct all the wrongs this and previous councils have done to our residents and small businesses.
Mario Fenech is born and bred in the Hawkesbury, successful transport company owner and farmer. He will do whatever is necessary to stand-by and support the ignored people of Hawkesbury. Mario will work tirelessly until we all get our rates worth. No empty promises, just results.
Esma Celik is an experienced and well credentialed company business growth manager, using her commerce and business degree to expand her family business as well as Samsung Electronics overseas. Esma wants to be a voice for small business in local government. Her hands on experience of over 20 years will be an advantage for small business and council, ensuring better fiscal management and a voice that people can rely on.
Emilio Hartounian is a local metalworks industry operator who strongly believes in assisting local small business before outsiders.
Charlie Saliba is a local family run small business owner for over 35 years. He has supported numerous charities over the years to assist local small businesses. Charlie is passionate of a “fair go” for small businesses and will fight to get it right for farmers.
Stephen Burke is a small business owner like all of us for over 35 years. As a Horticulturist and a former TAFE teacher, he believes in protecting all aspects of our Australian environment. Stephen is committed to preserving our beautiful and unique heritage while also promoting tourism into the Hawkesbury.