Passmore Independent Team contests Sutherland Shire Council election

The Passmore Independent Team: Tania Clynch (left), Dominique Passmore, Anne Passmore, Penni Passmore. Picture: supplied
The Passmore Independent Team: Tania Clynch (left), Dominique Passmore, Anne Passmore, Penni Passmore. Picture: supplied

Four family members are running as a group of independents in the Sutherland Shire Council election.

The Passmore Independent Team includes Dominique Passmore, her partner Tania Clynch, mother Anne Passmore and sister Penni Passmore.

They are contesting D Ward, covering the Engadine, Woronora Heights, Heathcote and Waterfall area.

Dominique Passmore said they were "a team of long-term, well known and respected D Ward residents who value the uniqueness of our patch of the shire".

"I have lived in Heathcote all my life and my team and I are committed to delivering improvements in issues like much needed commuter parking at Engadine, compliance issues with Heathcote Hall and keeping a handle on rate rises," Ms Passmore said.

"All this will enhance the amenity and facilities of D Ward for all residents.

"At a time when party-aligned politicians are 'on the nose' with voters, we offer a truly non-party aligned opportunity for residents to be represented without party bias, ensuring integrity and commitment to the needs of our community."

Ms Passmore said the catalyst for the group contesting the election was disappointment with the council over the Heathcote Hall development and managing parking around Engadine station.

"I felt that we did not get support from our elected councillors, or from our state member Lee Evans, on Heathcote Hall," she said.

"They were sitting on the fence and saying 'the process is the process'.

"I was reading between the lines and thought we need better advocacy.

"Tacit support by both council and the Liberal state government to the Sydney South Planning Panel left many residents scratching their heads. How did this happen?

"A major development approved without any concern for local residents amenity."