Councillors

City of Canada Bay Councillors

Local Government is at the coalface of the community. Council actions and decisions affect everyone in the area. Issues such as community safety, traffic management, protection of the environment, improving the streetscapes, community services, maintaining and enhancing parks and recreation areas, monitoring and controlling the type and quality of developments in the City of Canada Bay are areas of focus for the Council.

There are nine Council members of the City of Canada Bay, including a popularly elected Mayor and eight Councillors.

Mayor Angelo Tsirekas

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Angelo Tsirekas commenced his service as a local Councillor in 1995, served as Deputy Mayor for three terms and was elected Mayor of the City of Canada Bay in 2002 and again as popularly elected Mayor in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2017.  

He has served as President and Vice President of the Inner Metropolitan Regional Organisation Council, Director of the Inner Sydney Waste Board and the NSW Architects Registration Board.  

Angelo is an Honorary Member of Drummoyne Rotary Club and is the holder of the Paul Harris award. He is a board member of Sydney Cricket Club and a member of Wests Tigers Rugby League Club.  

He has been patron of several community and sporting organisations within the Canada Bay area including:

  • Abbotsford Junior Football Club.
  • Communities for Communities.
  • Concord Community Hostel Limited Ladies Auxiliary.
  • Concord Garden Club.
  • Concord Junior Soccer.
  • Drummoyne Rugby Club and Junior Vice President.
  • Drummoyne Sailing Club.
  • Drummoyne Swimming Club.
  • Drummoyne Water Polo.
  • Inner West Eisteddford Inc.
  • Inter Lions Soccer Club Inc.
  • Riverviews Life Education Centre.
  • West Harbour Rugby.
  • Yaralla Cricket Club.  

Angelo plays water polo with Drummoyne Water Polo Club and soccer for Five Dock Soccer Club. 

Cr Michael Megna

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Michael Megna was elected to Drummoyne Council in 1987 and served four years as Deputy Mayor and six years as Mayor. He was elected to the City of Canada Bay Council in 2004 and was Deputy Mayor for one term.

Michael is now serving his seventh four-year term and has represented his community for over 25 years.

Michael has a strong interest in utilising our river transport system and was instrumental in securing new Rivercat services and wharves at Chiswick, Cabarita and Abbotsford. He also secured funding for the construction of the Bay Run around Iron Cove. Being a lifelong, third generation Canada Bay resident, Michael is a strong community representative and is a good advocate for local residents when it comes to their issues of concern.

Michael is a Chartered Tax Advisor and has operated a business in Five Dock since 1974. He is married with two children.

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: michael.megna@canadabay.nsw.gov.au
Telephone:  9712 1751

Cr Marian Parnaby

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Marian was first elected to the City of Canada Bay in 2004 and has previously served as Deputy Mayor. Marian is a lawyer with two children and has a strong interest in making Canada Bay a great place for families and ensuring the best possible outcomes for the community in terms of development and local amenity, good governance and financial and environmental sustainability.

Contact details: 
Email: marian.parnaby@canadabay.nsw.gov.au 
Telephone: 0419 172 482

Cr Julia Little

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Julia (BA Media and Communications) worked for several years in the Commonwealth public sector and currently works in a small family business.

As an active member in the local area, she is keen to ensure the City of Canada Bay retains its strong family-friendly, community feel.

Julia is passionate about the continued investment in community services and infrastructure, particularly childcare, and the maintenance of our parks and foreshore.

Julia lives in Abbotsford with her husband and their two young children.

Contact details:
Email: julia.little@canadabay.nsw.gov.au 
Telephone: 0405 786 598

Cr Stephanie Di Pasqua

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Elected to her first term with the City of Canada Bay in September 2017, Stephanie is the youngest Councillor ever elected in Canada Bay.

A lifelong resident of the area, Stephanie was born and raised in Concord and completed her primary and secondary education in Concord and Five Dock, respectively. Fluent in Italian, Stephanie is currently completing degrees in Commerce and Public Relations.

A strong advocate of her community, she has been involved in lobbying both state and federal governments about vital issues concerning Canada Bay residents.  As a young woman in politics, Stephanie has advocated for more diversity in representative voices. She has been a strong supporter of initiatives that encourage more young women to run for public office and to engage women and young people in politics.

Stephanie is a firm believer in the essential services that local government provides and advocates for good financial sustainability and strong governance. She is passionate about improving local amenity and local infrastructure in the Canada Bay area.  

Contact details:
Email: stephanie.dipasqua@canadabay.nsw.gov.au 
Telephone: 0404 803 976

Cr Andrew Ferguson

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Elected to Council in 2017, Andrew is the Chair of the City of Canada Bay Access Committee and has been a resident in Concord, Rhodes and Breakfast Point for more than 25 years.  He is committed to issues of equity, social justice, heritage and environmental sustainability.

Andrew was the inaugural Chair of the Rhodes Community Garden and Public Officer of the Rhodes Multicultural Community Association.  He has been on the board of many government agencies and companies and holds a Bachelor of Economics, Masters of Economics and a Diploma of Urban Studies.

Currently working for an insurance broking company, he is presently a Patron of the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia and on the Board of the Cardiac Arrest Survivors Foundation.

Andrew is passionate about representing residents, community and business to make Canada Bay an even greater place to live and work.

Contact details:
Email: andrew.ferguson@canadabay.nsw.gov.au 
Telephone: 0415 768 947

Cr Nick Yap

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Elected to council in 2017, Nick is passionate about the wellbeing of Canada Bay’s residents and businesses, in delivering a vibrant, healthy and prosperous community.  His key priorities include maintaining the city’s wonderful heritage and landscape and improving its outdoor and recreational living spaces.  He believes in a high level of engagement with the community and supporting the many local volunteer groups, clubs and non-for-profit organisations.

Nick and his family are proud residents of Canada Bay and are associated with a number of clubs in Canada Bay and are members of St Bede's Church in Drummoyne and appreciates the vital role both clubs and churches play in our community.  With a keen interest in accessibility and consideration of our elderly residents, Nick is committed to ensuring council services are delivered in a timely manner.

Nick believes in the continued growth of Canada Bay’s economy and is a vocal advocate for local businesses and a vibrant, engaged business community.  He currently works for Danone’s health and nutrition division in sales and marketing and has a Masters in Management and a PhD in Science.

Contact details: 
Email: nick.yap@canadabay.nsw.gov.au 
Telephone: 0434 472 089

Cr Charles Jago

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Currently serving as Deputy Mayor, Charles has lived in the City of Canada Bay area since 1989 and also works as an adult trainer.  His professional experience includes the information technology and community development sectors. Charles's key concerns include:

  • Environmental sustainability, including climate change
  • Planning and development that serves the residents of the Council area
  • Information technology
  • Transport, especially public transport
  • Energy, including demand management and energy efficiency
  • Social justice issues
  • Local democracy to serve local residents.

Contact details: 
Email: charles.jago@canadabay.nsw.gov.au 
Telephone: 0403 902 613

Cr Daniela Ramondino

Cr Daniela Ramondino
 

Daniela, her husband and two sons have lived in Drummoyne for over 10 years and Daniela owned and operated a popular local small business for 15 years.

As an independent councillor, Daniela wants to keep party politics off Council and ensure greater consultation with local residents.

Daniela would love to hear from you about your concerns.

Contact details: 
Email: daniela.ramondino@canadabay.nsw.gov.au 
Telephone: 0417 275 575