Your Greens Councillors for Marrickville 2012-2016

Wali (North) Ward

Councillor Sylvie Ellsmore 0403 977 213

Sylvie grew up in the inner west and lives in Newtown. She is a native title lawyer and reconciliation activist who is passionate about diverse communities and livable cities. Sylvie has worked extensively in the reconciliation movement, particularly with Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people and is a former board member of the NSW Reconciliation Council and ANTaR. Sylvie is committed to promoting affordable housing especially for younger renters and expanding free public green space.

Wirraga (Central) Ward

Councillor Max Phillips 0419 444 916

Max grew up in Sydney’s Inner West and has lived in the Marrickville area for ten years. As a Councillor on Marrickville Council since 2008 Max has strongly opposed over developments such as helping to start the ‘No Lewisham Towers’ community group, and has championed environmental initiatives on Council. He has succeeded in having public filtered water fountains installed, more funding for bicycle infrastructure, and has a special interest in council reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Max currently works as a media adviser and campaigner against coal seam gas in State Parliament and previously worked as an adviser to former Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown.

Burraga (West) Ward

Councillor Melissa Brooks 0403 831 066

Mel is a community worker supporting homeless and long-term unemployed people. She lives in Marrickville. She was recently Vice President of Australia’s largest student union at Sydney University. She has been involved in various youth, student and feminist groups and is a proud union member. Her interests include growing vegetables in small spaces and playing Oz-tag.

Magura (South) Ward

Councillor David Leary 0409 421 323

David is an environmental lawyer and academic who lives in South Newtown. With two decades of experience as a lawyer he brings considerable insight to Marrickville Council. David will be a strong defender of our heritage and historic buildings and is committed to bringing an end to their destruction. David believes local councils have a key role to play in tackling climate change and in moving to a renewable energy future.

About Marrickville Council

Marrickville Council covers the Inner West suburbs of Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Lewisham, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, St Peters, Stanmore, Sydenham and Tempe.

Marrickville Council has produced a map showing the area covered by the council and the ward areas.

Council meets on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month.  The main Council meeting is the third Tuesday of the month.

The public is welcome to attend any Council meeting and may speak to an agenda item for 3 minutes (with an additional 3 minutes usually granted by the Council). If you would like to speak at a Council meeting visit the Marrickville Council website at: