Alderman George Lambrinidis

Richardson Ward

Alawa, Brinkin, Leanyer, Lee Point, Lyons, Nakara, Tiwi, Wagaman and Wanguri.

Mobile: 0414 613 213

Email: lambrinidisg@gmail.com

Committees

  • Kalymnos Sister Cities Community Committee
  • Community and Cultural Services Committee
  • CBD Parking Advisory Committee
  • Youth Advisory Group
  • Town Planning Committee

About Me

I am proud to be a born and bred Territorian who lives in the suburb of Wagaman where I grew up. I am a lecturer at Charles Darwin University (CDU) and I have been involved in community work for many years. My role as the Theme Leader of the Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) means that I am responsible for running the program as well as teaching Bioscience within the program. TEP provides students a second chance at university study and watching students expand their horizons as they successfully progress to their undergraduate degrees is highly rewarding for me. As a person who myself was a first in family member to complete a university degree, I value this role strongly and I understand the difficulties faced by many people attempting tertiary study. I have completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education at Charles Darwin University and recently a Master of Tertiary Education Management from the University of Melbourne in 2011.

Prior to entering into the education field I was a keen researcher at CDU and was involved in a number of scientific research projects. My main interests were aquaculture, which was an interesting concept for me, and biochemistry. Education was my calling however and I found great personal satisfaction in helping others to learn. The knowledge and experience I gained as a researcher has been valuable in my current role teaching bioscience.

This year I was awarded with 15 years meritorious service to the university and I am a strong supporter of our local university. I am involved in a number of committees at CDU including the Environment and Sustainability Committee and the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee. I still do research, however it now involves action research which informs our teaching practice.

I am very interested in creating a safer community and I am the Chairman of the Wagaman Residents Committee (WRC) which was formed in 1999. Over the last 13 years residents have been meeting regularly to discuss local issues with NT Police, local MLA’s, Office of Crime Prevention, Neighbourhood Watch NT, Darwin City Council, community groups, schools and businesses. The WRC have had an active role in reducing crime, which has been recognised by NT Police and NT Government and in 2004 the Wagaman Residents Committee were awarded a National Australian Crime & Violence Prevention Award.

Football, or soccer as some people call it, is my passion. I was a founding member of Nakara Soccer Club, which began as a single men’s team in 2001. The club has undergone significant growth over the years and following mergers with two other local clubs is now called University Azzurri Football Club and is now one of the largest and most successful football (soccer) clubs in Darwin. I still enjoy putting on the boots to have a run; however my greatest joy now is being able to help develop and coach the juniors.

Family, friends and culture are also very important to me and I love to share my rich cultural, obviously Greek background with everyone. What people may not know however is that my father was born and raised in France and I have also been influenced by French culture.

In 2007 I Joined the Kalymnos Sister Cities Committee and I became Chairman from 2008 to 2010. Within this role I helped to implement projects to share the culture and history between the two cities. I believe the sharing of all cultures is extremely important and valuable for such a multicultural city. Now I sit on this committee as an Alderman.

Having been active in the community and being able to make a real difference was the driver for me deciding to run for Council. I am keen to contribute to the future growth of our beautiful city. Particularly I would like to see the rejuvenation and improvement of our parks and gardens and better facilities for our community and sporting groups. I would also like to see Darwin grow into a safe and accessible city which is accessible to all members of our community.