George Copeland

Bill Mouroukas LCr George Copeland has lived in Waverley Ward for 30 years, his family of three calling Waverley home.
During his two previous terms as Greens Councillor (1999-2008), George filled roles including Deputy Mayor of Waverley Council, Chair of the Community, Housing, Environmental Services and Public Works Committee, and Chair of the Sydney Coastal Councils Group.
He initiated setting up car share operators. He defined and introduced the Ethical Investment Policy. His media experience ranges from coverage in SMH and Wentworth Courier newspapers to being interviewed on commercial TV news and commercial radio.

This year he fills the roles of

  • Chair, Operations and Community Services Committee
  • Member, Strategic Planning and Development Committee
  • Deputy Chair, Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Delegate, Waverley Housing Advisory Committee
  • Delegate, Waverley Council Audit Committee
  • Alternate delegate, Sydney Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • Delegate, Sydney Coastal Councils Group

His focus is to:

  • Support the Councillor Code of Conduct and live streaming of Council meetings
  • Increase open space and maintain the current zoning of Waverley Bowling Club
  • Improve the village feel of the Bondi Road Transport Corridor and oppose overdevelopment
  • Increase the proportion of public transport use, walking and cycling, and reduce road speeds
  • Promote planning for the community, not for the developers – increase affordable housing, Protect our beaches and the community from climate change in line with the four Greens principles of Social equity & economic justice | Ecological sustainability | Grassroots democracy | Peace, non-violence & disarmament

George is an IT professional, administrator and technician, and has tertiary qualifications in IT and Environmental Studies. George comes from a farming background. He loves the bush, backcountry skiing, music, languages and surfing.