Sue Chidgey worked for nearly 30 years for local disability charity, Fairhaven Services. She developed a diverse range of skills including administration, disability support and fundraising. Sue is also a very active volunteer. She has been a member of P&C committees, volunteers for Children’s Medical Research Institute and is the President of Brisbane Water Historical Society.
Sue strongly believes in sustainable development so that residential areas continue to incorporate green spaces, parks and reserves. Two years ago she founded “Save East Gosford Reserve” and “Save Central Coast Reserves” to campaign against Gosford Council’s intention to sell-off 25 local reserves, parks and green spaces. Hundreds of local community members rallied with her and successfully saved these vital community assets. She co-founded the new group Friends of East Gosford Community Reserve.
Sue wants to see a transparent Council which works with the community towards sustainable development, with protection of the environment and importantly good community infrastructure and facilities to cope with the expected population growth of the Central Coast.