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Clover Moore

Lord Mayor, City of Sydney

About Clover Moore

Clover Moore is Lord Mayor of Sydney, recently re-elected for a record fourth term. She is the first popularly elected woman to lead the City of Sydney and previously served on the City and South Sydney councils.

From March 1988 Clover was continuously elected to represent the Bligh/Sydney electorate as an independent MP in the NSW Parliament. She was forced to resign on 21 September 2012 after a state law made it illegal for her to continue in both roles.

Throughout her public life, Clover has championed progressive policies. Small bars, freedom of information laws, whistleblower protection, disclosure of government contracts, boarding house protection, tenant's rights, strata title reform, making it illegal to incite hatred against members of the GLBT community and making same sex adoption legal are among her achievements.

When she held the balance of power alongside other independents in NSW she delivered a charter of reform, called the most radical state political reform agenda of any Westminster Parliament in the 20th century.

As Lord Mayor, Clover is leading the City in implementing Sustainable Sydney 2030, its internationally renowned long term plan to secure Sydney’s future as a leading international green liveable and creative city. This plan includes ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse emissions.

The City’s environmental leadership is internationally recognised. In 2011, the City became the first government in Australia to be certified as carbon neutral. It is one of 11 cities recognised as compliant with the C40 Compact of Mayors on climate change. In 2014 it received the European Solar Prize for its Renewable Energy Master Plan.

Under her leadership, the City of Sydney has developed a global reputation for delivering award winning facilities, protecting open space, promoting design excellence, delivering new transport options, promoting and expanding the City’s cultural and creative life and initiating progressive solutions to complex city social problems.

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