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Bradbery to run in December's local government election


Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery wants to stay in the top job.

The 70-year-old has confirmed that he will seek re-election as Lord Mayor when residents go to the polls on December 4.

Bradbery said he wants to finish what he started when first elected into the role back in 2011.

"I think I've achieved a substantial amount and I'd like another term to complete the task of leading Wollongong which has at the present time certainly progressed dramatically," he said.

Bradbery said there's still plenty of things he wants to achieve in office including fast tracking community infrastructure in Helensburgh and Warrawong, supporting the revival of live music and night life in the city along with continued support for local businesses post lockdown.

He said he will continue to advocate for the completion of the northern distributor and connection to Bulli Pass and a review of access points to the M1 from West Dapto.

Bradbery will again run as an Independent alongside Councillor Dom Figliomeni (Ward 3) and Independent candidate Louise Meyrick who will run in Ward 2.

"I think I still have much to contribute," Bradbery said.

"At the same time the leadership of the city needs to be in strong hands and focused.

"I'm not at the beck and call of any party or political group but only serving the interests of the people of Wollongong and that from my prospective is the reason why I'm independent," he said.

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