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Lord Mayor Profile

The Rt Honourable Lord Mayor of Sydney - Clover Moore

Clover Moore is Lord Mayor of Sydney, currently serving her fourth term. She is the first popularly elected woman to lead the City of Sydney and previously served on the City and South Sydney councils.

Elected as Lord Mayor in 2004, Clover has led the development and implementation of the City of Sydney’s internationally renowned long term plan - Sustainable Sydney 2030. The plan includes ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse emissions.

Under her leadership, the City of Sydney has developed a global reputation for delivering award winning facilities, protecting open space, promoting design excellence, delivering new transport options, championing sustainability, and initiating progressive solutions to complex city social problems. Innovative plans and strategies to support the City’s economy, encourage a safe, diverse and cosmopolitan night life and develop and promote the City’s cultural life and creativity are being implemented.

From March 1988 Clover was continuously elected to represent the Bligh/ Sydney electorate as an Independent MP in the NSW Parliament. She was forced to resign on 21 September 2012 after a state law made it illegal for her to continue in both roles.

An opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald once said "In her 20 years as MP, with more successful private member's bills than anyone in a century, Moore has done more to keep the bastards honest than Don Chipp ever did.”

Throughout her public life, Clover has championed progressive policies.

Small bars, Freedom of Information laws, whistleblower protection, disclosure of government contracts, boarding house protection, tenant's rights, strata title reform, making it illegal to incite hatred against members of the GLBT community and making same sex adoption legal are among her achievements.
When she held the balance of power alongside other Independents in NSW she delivered a Charter of Reform, called the most radical state political reform agenda of any Westminster Parliament in the 20th Century.

Clover is an arts graduate of Sydney University. She has two children, Sophie and Tom. She lives in inner-Sydney Redfern with husband Peter and staffy-kelpie cross Bessie.