I am the Liberal candidate for West Ward and I fought for the independence of Lane Cove.
I have served on Council for 9 years serving one year as Mayor. I am also the Vice president of Northern Regional Origination of Councils (NSROC) and Treasurer of Local Government NSW (LGNSW).
I was born in Wellington NSW and moved to Lane Cove 1996 with my wife Julia. I am a Chartered Accountant, Company Auditor, and Financial Planner and an owner in a local financial services firm.
My two greatest achievements this term have been flying the Aboriginal Flag in Council Chambers and defending Lane Cove against the State Governments proposed amalgamation with Ryde and Hunters Hill. I was able to obtain a version of the KPMG report and initiated Council’s legal action against the State Government that resulted in the State Government abandoning forced amalgamations.
What is important however is the future of Lane Cove. The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) continually imposes increased housing targets on Lane Cove that puts pressure on our existing infrastructure.
As your local Councillor I will secure Lane Cove’s future by ensuring that we have adequate infrastructure, parking, sporting fields, parks, community centres and transport. I am not afraid to take on the State Government as I did with forced amalgamations.
Dip. Financial Planning
Having attained a Bachelor of Business degree (major in Accounting) from Charles Sturt University (1998), Scott went on to obtain a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) from Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) in 2006.
Scott is a Registered Company Auditor and Tax Agent, Justice of the Peace, and a current member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is also an Authorised Representative for Count Financial Limited.
Scott is the Head of Audit, Tax Partner and Wealth Advisor at Infinity Financial.
Infinity Financial is a thriving practice with an elite team of professionals dedicated to meeting the financial needs of its clients. Services include accounting, audit, taxation, wealth management, home loans, investment loans, hire purchase and leasing.
In his personal life, Scott is interested in developing 'Close the Gap' strategies for Aboriginal communities. He has extensive experience in Native Title and a working understanding of Aboriginal Corporations.
When he is not attending to council matters, he enjoys playing tennis, riding around on his Harley Fat Boy, and loves setting off fireworks (pyrotechnics).