“I have lived on the Northern Beaches my entire life, I have a passion for this community and I’m ready to give back to it.” – Rohan Fisher
Support local lifesaving and its 12,000 members
Facilitate a stronger voice for local youth
Upgrade council playgrounds
Rohan is a former president of the South Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club and current Duty Operations Advisor for Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches. He’s also been heavily involved with the Dee Why Lions Rugby Club and is passionate about council’s provision of youth services. He wants to see a coordinated approach to Council supporting local lifesaving and its 12,000 members.
RED, YELLOW AND ORANGE - COLOURS OF THE FUTURE
Rohan Fisher has been saving lives for decades, witnessing first hand how in an instant situations can spiral from calm to critical.
As a former president of the South Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club and the current Duty Operations Advisor for Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches, Rohan depends on trust and consistency in his team, qualities he also knows will emerge from his Your Northern Beaches Independent Team.
Passionate about surf lifesaving since a nipper at five-years-old, Rohan learned early about the benefits of teamwork, discovering later that tough decisions under pressure require leadership and communication. While he relies heavily on gut instinct, believing that 90 per cent of the time it’s right, he also understands that compromise is about finding solutions which benefit everyone, not just an individual.
Rohan grew up on the beaches, attending Forestville Public School and St Lukes Grammar, and although he lives in Beacon Hill, and indeed has been heavily involved with the Dee Why Lions Rugby Club since the age of 13, Rohan is confident his decades-long relationship with South Narrabeen Surf Club, more than qualifies him to represent the area.
Ready to add orange to the red and yellow he’s worn most of his life, he will naturally have a strong interest in local surf lifesaving and its 12,000 members. His commitment will also extend to giving a stronger voice to the young people he already mentors.
Meanwhile, Rohan’s role as sales manager for Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces in Terrey Hills has involved him in many council projects, locally and statewide, triggering a passion for upgrading all council playgrounds to make them inclusive for all users.
The YNBIT is the perfect platform for Rohan to provide consistency, inclusiveness and a voice for every resident. He is convinced that independent thinking, away from political or personal agendas, will ensure the needs of locals are put first.
While admitting he’s always lived by the mantra “if you want something done, do it yourself”, Rohan also appreciates that the only way the new Northern Beaches Council can tackle the future with confidence and competence, is to pull together and work as one, welcoming different opinions of course, but working towards goals that benefit the community.