Mark Greenhill has been a Blue Mountains City councillor for 17 years, seven of which he has served as Mayor after being first elected in 2013 and again in 2018.
Mark Greenhill has been a Blue Mountains City councillor for 17 years, seven of which he has served as Mayor after being first elected in 2013 and again in 2018. He has steered many projects to honour and maintain the Blue Mountains City status as a World Heritage National Park. Some of the projects Mark has led over the years include an ethical investment strategy; community conservation programs; reducing waste to landfill and increase resource recovery; a co-worker space in Katoomba town centre to stimulate the local economy; reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and a visitor infrastructure investment to manage the impact of increased tourism on forest reserves. Mark and his team have achieved a 30 per cent reduction in household waste disposed to landfill since the introduction of Blue Mountains City Councils’ new waste service to 33,000 households. A memorable time in Mark’s local government career was leading the community through the October 2013 bushfires, and the 2019 Black summer, the worst natural disasters in New South Wales history. In 2016, Cr Greenhill was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to local government and to the Blue Mountains community, especially for his efforts to combat wild bushfires.
Traditional Forest Culture: Guardians of the Forest. Bioregion: Austral Forest (Chile, New Zealand, Australia).
Wednesday 16th June 2021