Randwick Councillor Anthony Andrews recognised for his 20 years of service to the community

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It was during the year’s last meeting at South East Sydney’s Randwick Council, when long-standing Central Ward Councillor Anthony Andrews was recognised for his 20 years service to the community.

“I feel proud to have been in the Council for 20 years and to represent my local community. The reason I ran for Council in the first place, was to be a voice for our Greek community,” Mr Andrews, who is of Cypriot background, tells The Greek Herald.

An independent Councillor first elected in 2000, Andrews has been responsible for the redevelopment of Heffron Park and major capital works programs in Maroubra but advocating for the Greek community, as one of the prominent ones in his area, is what sparks his passion to work harder.

“One of my proudest moments was helping the local Greek Orthodox Church, St Spyridon Parish and also St Spyridon School. I’ve been always there to help them with their dealings with Council and over the years we’ve been able to deliver a number of projects in benefit to the School.

“Renaming a lane at St Spyridon Church after the First Principle of St Spyridon College, Mary Hamer was a really proud and moving moment for me,” says the Councillor who was also recently recognised by the St Spyridon Parish.

Mary Rayias Hamer, Founding Principal of St Spyridon College and a well-known educator of more than 30 years, passed away in July after a long battle with cancer.

Unfolding his plans for the near future, Councillor Andrews says he is preparing to run for the next Council elections in September 2021 as “he loves what he’s doing and he has more projects to deliver”. 

But what’s in it for the Greek community?

“I would like to bring the local Greek community together in a cultural event, like a Festival or a Glendi style event. One such event has not happened in Randwick in quite some time and we need to reunite Greeks in South East Sydney,” he reveals.

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