Clr Liz Atkins PSM – Damun Ward (Stanmore)


Liz has lived on Gadigal land in Damun Ward since 2000. They brought up two sons in the Inner West and understand the issues that concern families and young people, as well as older residents.

Liz is a lawyer and a former senior public servant who worked in government for more than 30 years. A former Deputy CEO at the Australian Government's anti-money laundering agency, AUSTRAC, they know about running an agency, bringing teams together and achieving goals within budget.

They have been an active campaigner and volunteer in the LGBTIQ+ community for over 2 decades and have been active in campaigns for refugees, climate justice and local issues such as WestConnex, particularly as a member of Riff Raff Radical Marching Band.

Aims as a councillor

Liz believes our community should be diverse and connected. It should be somewhere that everyone can find a place to live close to work and study, feels safe and doesn’t have to look too far for interesting things to do. They argue Council can foster this by building more affordable housing, strengthening policies to mitigate climate change and implementing lively and accessible cultural and community activities. They want better ways for the community to tell councillors directly about their concerns and ideas.

Liz wants to make a difference on issues like waste and recycling; making our suburbs attractive and inclusive for all; reducing the harmful effects of climate change, including by increasing our tree canopy; cleaning up our streets and recognising walkability as a key transport component; improving accessibility for people with disability and others; improving and creating green spaces; reviving our local nightlife and finding ways to help our artists and small businesses recover after the pandemic.

Representation on committees

  • Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee
  • Customer Service Review Committee


Rate this page

  • Rate as The content was useful50.00% The content was useful votes
  • Rate as The content was not useful50.00% The content was not useful votes

Thanks for your feedback. We will use this data to improve the content of this page.

Page last updated: 04 Sep 2023