Cr Carmelo Pesce - Mayor

Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce is currently serving his third consecutive term on Sutherland Shire Council, having first been elected to Council in 2012.

Cr Pesce has previously served as Mayor from 2015-2020 and as Deputy Mayor prior to this from 2014-2015.

A lifelong resident of Sutherland Shire, Cr Pesce is also a long-standing successful local business owner.

Cr Pesce is committed to promoting further improvements to local open spaces, parks and playgrounds to create destinations that highlight Sutherland Shire’s beautiful environment and foster a more connected community where residents continue to embrace active lifestyles.

A strong advocate for the delivery of new and improved infrastructure, Cr Pesce is keenly focussed on enhancing core council services such as roads, footpaths and waste collection, and ensure Council’s financial management is on a firm footing.

Cr Pesce is also eager to support local businesses to bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic, and to provide more opportunities for residents to come together and celebrate our vibrant community.

Cr Pesce is a Board Director of Local Government NSW, the peak representative body for councils across the state, and member of the Kamay 2020 Project Board, a joint State and Federal government project to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the meeting of two cultures at Kurnell in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Currently a member of the following Standing Committees:

  • Shire Strategic Planning Committee
  • Shire Infrastructure Committee
  • Shire Services Committee
  • Corporate Governance Committee

Currently a member of the following Sub-Committees:

  • Australia Day & Events Committee (Chairperson)
  • Hazelhurst Arts Centre Board
  • Port Hacking Management Committee (Deputy Chairperson)

Currently a member of the following External Committee:

  • Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils