Clr Philip Thalis
Community Recognition Notice, 16 November 2021, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament
On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I thank Councillor Philip Thalis for his work on the City of Sydney since 2016.
Philip has been a strong and well-informed advocate for social and affordable housing, for good building and public domain design, and for active transport. As a practising architect and university lecturer, Philip has brought more than 30 years of experience and specialist expertise to council decisions about planning, heritage and development. His work on traffic and transport has helped the transition to prioritise walking and cycling over private motor vehicles in the city centre to give more space to people and make it easier to get around. On council, Philip had additional responsibility as Deputy Chair of the Transport, Heritage and Planning Committee, Chair of the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee and a member of both the Central Sydney Planning Committee and Green Square Advisory Committee. Councillor Philip Thalis has been behind many of the positive changes to our city and I thank him for this service and the significant investment he's made to making Sydney more liveable and more progressive.