Seven councillors bidding us farewell

SEVEN councillors who were part of the inaugural Canterbury Bankstown Council won’t be standing for re-election.

Mayor Khal Asfour thanked those councillors – Linda Eisler, Nadia Saleh, Glen Waud, Steve Tuntevski, Alex Kuskoff, Philip Madirazza and Mohammad Huda – for their “support and dedication to serving our City”.
“You leave knowing that you have made our City a better place to live and I wish you and all your families all the very best for the future,” he said.
The Mayor went on to thank all the councillors, saying they have played a significant role in the betterment of the City and the community.
“There is no doubt your passion and your interest have set the agenda, enabling the council to function smoothly, and in the best interests of all concerned,” he said.
“Since being elected a little more than four years ago on September 9, 2017, the journey has been at times very challenging … firstly, dealing with the upheaval of the merger and in the past two years dealing with the Covid crisis … and as we all know, engaging face to face with the community was not always possible.”
There are 55 candidates across five wards lining up for your vote this Saturday, December 4.