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

Mayor Angelo Tsirekas

Angelo Tsirekas commenced his service as a local Councillor in 1995 and served as Deputy Mayor for three terms. He was elected Mayor of the City of Canada Bay in 2002 and again as popularly elected Mayor in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2017, and 2021.

He has served as President and Vice President of the Inner Metropolitan Regional Organisation of Councils, and 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 the 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. 

Contact details
Email: angelo.tsirekas@canadabay.nsw.gov.au
Telephone: 9911 6503 | 0420 960 972

Deputy Mayor Stephanie Di Pasqua

Stephanie Di Pasqua

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

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

Cr Anthony Bazouni

Councillor Anthony Bazouni

For more than 23 years, Anthony Bazouni, has been committed to providing the community with the highest level of legal service as a Lawyer.

He believes the best lawyers have values which include among others, compassionate, empathetic and have a genuine concern for their clients and the community. These are the foundations on which Anthony Bazouni prides himself.

Anthony Bazouni is a resident of the City of Canada Bay and practices law in the local area. Anthony Bazouni has the honour and privilege of being an employer and currently also a Director, together with other Directors, of companies including charities and is a Board Member.

Anthony Bazouni knows how fortunate we are, in our local government area, to have fine dining restaurants, golf courses, world class shopping precincts which attract tourists, picnic spots, bayside attractions and a great foreshore. He also knows the issues these cause to local residents and that a balance is required when promoting these aspects and assisting our local businesses.   

Contact details
Email: anthony.bazouni@canadabay.nsw.gov.au
Telephone: 0408 053 784

Cr Joseph Cordaro

Councillor Joseph Cordaro

Joe and his family have lived in Drummoyne for thirty years and have enjoyed being part of the vibrant, multi-cultural and multi-generational community. Joe is one of three owners, and the medical director, of a well known local medical practice, and is committed to the wellbeing of Canada Bay residents. He believes that a healthy community requires dedicated, good governance.

Joe has Masters qualifications in Public Health and is a graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors. He currently represents GP’s on various local hospital committees.

Joe is committed to representing and advocating for residents, business owners and community organisations that all depend on a well-run Council to maintain local services, maintain financial viability and accountability and advocate to State and Federal Governments for funding.

Contact details
Email: joseph.cordaro@canadabay.nsw.gov.au 
Telephone: 0407 963 541

Cr Andrew Ferguson

Councillor Andrew Ferguson

First elected to Council in 2017 Andrew has been a dedicated and active Councillor. He is a strong advocate for residents.

Andrew has been a resident in Concord, Rhodes and Breakfast Point for more than 30 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 and in the last term of council Chair of the Council’s Access and Inclusion Committee.

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. He is currently the Managing Director of an insurance broking company.

Andrew remains active in many community organisations and is presently a Patron of the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia and on the Board of the Cardiac Arrest Survival 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
Website: www.councillorferguson.com

Cr Charles Jago

Councillor Charles Jago

Charles has lived in the City of Canada Bay area for over 30 years. His professional experience includes wide experience in information technology, the electricity industry, adult education, government and community development. First elected as a councillor in 2017, he was Deputy Mayor 2018/2019 and re-elected in 2021. His key concerns include:

  • Environmental sustainability, including climate change, energy use, waste management, trees and biodiversity
  • Traffic, cycling and parking
  • Affordable housing
  • Council speaking up to the NSW Government on key issues like the Government’s reduction of Council’s planning powers, overdevelopment, public transport and high school places.

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

Cr Julia Little

Councillor Julia Little

Julia was elected to Council in 2017. Julia graduated with BA Media and Communications, (Government and International Relations and Germanic Studies) and worked for several years in the Commonwealth Public Sector.

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 and the improvement of our parks and foreshore.

Julia, her husband and young children are proud to call Canada Bay home.

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

Cr Michael Megna

Councillor Michael Megna

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 eighth four-year term and has represented his community for over 30 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 Carmel Ruggeri

Councillor Carmel Ruggeri

Carmel is synonymous with 2046. Growing up and attending St Marks and Domremy College, Carmel has been a resident of 2046 all her life. 

Having operated businesses locally, she is passionate about supporting the local community and is very active in promoting community spirit. 

Carmel has led many food walking tours around concord and five dock. Has owned restaurants in the area and has been heavily involved in cooking for Ferragosto festa.

More recently during the COVID lockdown 2021, Carmel brought the community together and with the support from local families she set up the community pantry in Abbotsford for those affected by the pandemic. 

Carmel is familiar with the issues that affect our community from local businesses, community resources, community services, and urban development in our local area, Carmel is sure to have the residents of Canada Bay Council interests at the forefront.

Contact details
Email: carmela.ruggeri@canadabay.nsw.gov.au
Telephone: 0408 064 630