The Community Consultative Committee (CCC) is made up of people who are regular users of the Parklands and who wish to be actively involved in its preservation, effective utilisation and ongoing improvement.
Patrick St John (Chair)
Patrick has lived in Coogee and Randwick for the last 30 years, and is a Parklands user on a daily basis.
Patrick's use of the Parklands has evolved over the years. From pushing prams, holding family picnics, attending children’s birthday parties, teaching his daughters to ride their bikes, walking, exercising, cycling, cheering from the sidelines of school sport, walking his dogs, enjoying concerts and movies and walking the labyrinth.
Patrick believes we are incredibly lucky to have the Parklands in Sydney and that it is very important to maintain, protect and improve them for future residents. Patrick's professional background is in legal practice and management of a large professional services business. He brings to the CCC a knowledge of law, politics, infrastructure development, finance, corporate governance, organizational development, consensus building, change management, design thinking and strategy.
Phillippa and her family are regular users of the Parklands, enjoying the venues, playgrounds and events as well as taking great pleasure from the open spaces and beautiful landscapes.
Phillippa is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney and a former Artist in Residence at the Botanic Gardens where she became passionate about Centennial Parklands as a natural, sustainable and heritage place that supports community diversity, connection and celebration.
Phillippa is also member of the City of Sydney Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel and a board member at the Centre for Universal Design Australia. In this role Phillipa is keen to support the Parklands on matters relating to participation and inclusion by providing advice on the most up to date strategies and policy.
Alexander is a dedicated and passionate athlete who has had a strong connection with the Centennial Parklands for many years. Alexander is actively involved with a number of the community groups who regularly use the park and its facilities.
As former triathlete and current avid running Alexander exercises in the park on an almost daily basis, he is well placed to understand the needs of all park users – while maintaining an appreciation for the open spaces and natural landscape. This is supported by his professional career where he has strong communication and stakeholder engagement experience and a demonstrated aptitude for strategic thinking and delivering results.
Sydney born Sarah Nelson has lived in New York, London and Melbourne and delivered high profile public projects for the NSW government including Barangaroo and Sydney School of Entrepreneurship.
A Waverley resident, married with two daughters and a new kelpie puppy, Sarah has three and a half decades of wonderful memories and diverse experiences at Centennial Parklands. Sarah is a principle driven, creative and strategic thinker passionate about the obligation of public projects in delivering practical yet inspiring outcomes for the community.
Sarah’s expertise in operations and engagement will help support the Parklands ongoing innovation and new partnerships to showcase the daily accomplishments of operating and such an important area for Sydney to enjoy.
Peter is a retired pharmacist and has been a member of the Centennial Park Residents Association (CPRA) for over 30 years, and has previously been a member of the CCC.
Mr Tzannes is also on the Members Advisory Group of the SCGT and alternate to the Trust Advisory Group of the SCGT.