“My passion lies in the arts and my ambition is to establish the Northern Beaches as the cultural hub of Sydney.” – Penny Philpott
Establish the northern beaches as a arts hub of Sydney
Fair and transparent representation for the residents of Frenchs Forest
Promote art and creativity among youth
Sarah is a strategy consultant, economist, wife, mother of three and resident of Balgowlah Heights. She recently coordinated resident traffic and bus surveys to effectively campaign against the closure of Clontarf’s Heaton Avenue. Sarah describes herself as an “economic dry and a social progressive”. Sarah wants to see greater transparency for the Beaches Link Tunnel project, to find solutions for increasing traffic and to strengthen financial & economic oversight.
IT’S TIME TO TALK
Sarah Grattan is a great believer in consultation. Whether it is across the boardroom, or crammed into the school hall, Sarah is driven to listen and communicate, problem-solve and find solutions. It’s why she wants to trigger some true community consultation over the future of the northern beaches.
Describing herself as an “economic dry and a social progressive”, Sarah’s strategic analysis, combined with her strong commercial background and grass-roots commitment to her community, are the perfect endorsements to be a candidate for the Your Northern Beaches Independent Team.
With the Beaches Link Tunnel project looming and the impact an increasing population is already having on transport, roads, schools, retail, planning and development, Sarah is determined to continue using her substantial skillsets to reach the right outcomes for locals, rather than compromise with governments.
The strategy consultant, economist, wife, mother of three and resident of Balgowlah Heights, sees her role as an Independent as being the voice of her community. And it’s a voice which has already been heard loud and clear.
She has led Seaforth Public’s P&C to record fundraising, successfully lobbied the STA for improved bus services and more recently coordinated resident traffic and bus surveys to effectively campaign against the closure of Clontarf’s Heaton Avenue. She was also the Financial Controller and key member of the 2016 NXT Campaign for the Federal Seat of Warringah.
Sarah regards these achievements, along with creating a hot air balloon to fit eight dancers for the Sydney North Dance Festival, as important as her role in completing complex projects for multi corporates overseas. Her Economics and Law degrees have led her to the Sydney Airports Corporation where she was instrumental in the successful privatisation and restructure of Sydney Airport, lecturing at ICMS and opening her own boutique consultancy The Grattan Strategy.
Growing up in North Epping, where a trip to the Northern Beaches was 40 minutes away, Sarah has never taken the natural beauty of the beaches for granted. Her first peek at the life she was about to share was standing on tiptoe to snatch a glimpse of the ocean from the corner of her new husband’s balcony.
Today however, nearly two decades later, Sarah regards the ocean as just a bonus to living in a vibrant and supportive community, one she is ready to stand up for to ensure consultation and transparency.
Clr Sarah Grattan
“Independence from party ideology enables true representation of the local community.”
– Clr Sarah Grattan
Transparency for the Beaches Link Tunnel
Find solutions for increasing traffic
Strengthening financial & economic oversight