Phil Bradley

Candidate for Epping

Hi, I’m Councillor Phil Bradley, your Greens candidate for the state electorate of Epping.

I campaign enthusiastically about the issues you care about, including opposing over development, creating a jobs-rich economy powered by 100% clean renewable energy, providing genuinely affordable public housing and standing against the privatisation of public services.

In 2017, I was elected to the City of Parramatta Council. During my tenure as a Councillor, I have had many wins on protecting heritage areas and on environmental improvements. As your MP, I will continue to advocate strongly for a more sustainable and liveable NSW and Epping electorate – from Oatlands, Telopea and Dundas Valley to North Rocks, Carlingford, Beecroft and Epping.

I have been a civil engineer, TAFE teacher and senior union officer. I have won a National Volunteer Award for voluntary leadership roles in the Parramatta Climate Action Network, the Parramatta Female Factory Friends and as President of Reconciliation for Western Sydney. I also volunteer with Parramatta Bushcare and the Better Planning Network. I have lived with my spouse Annie Nielsen in the Parramatta council area for 28 years and have two daughters.

Unlike the old political parties, the Greens NSW is not indebted to corporations, as we don’t accept their donations.

My top priorities for the state election on 25 March 2023 are:

  1. Quality public services and ethical governance – acting for free public education including TAFE, increased hospital staffing, and for at least 50% of development land value profits to fund more genuinely affordable public housing, childcare and youth services. Advocating to stop the corrupting influence of the property, mining, tobacco, alcohol and gambling industries.

  2. More jobs and cheaper energy by addressing extreme heat – creating thousands of new jobs by supporting solar energy projects, more tree planting, water-play parks, green spaces, electric vehicles and energy efficient buildings.

  3. Better planning, heritage, culture and arts – opposing over development and promoting better planning with an emphasis on community consultation and protection of the environment and our outstanding Indigenous, multicultural, natural and built heritage. Increasing funding and support for the arts and music industries.