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Meet our NSW Labor Local Government Team

Bringing the Community and Council together

David Grace

David lives in Broulee

David is  our Mayoral Candidate in 2021.

David has a strong professional  background in Community Services including with Eurobodalla Council

Music and the Arts are also an important part of David’s life.


Maureen Searson

Maureen lives in Batehaven.

Maureen has been a strong worker and advocate for the community in Batemans Bay and Nelligen for many years

Maureen has a strong interest in Sports and Recreation.


Matthew Findlay

Matthew lives in Batemans Bay.

Matthew is a local builder, working in his family business.

His experience in the building trades gives Matthew a strong background in understanding development and building issues in the Shire



Claire McAsh

Claire lives in Moruya.

 Claire has qualifications in environmental science and is enthusiastic about sustainable development. Claire has worked in Local Government using these skills.  

Claire manages her family’s Oyster business, and has strong insights into the rural industries and small businesses that are the backbone of the Shire’s economy


Deirdre Russack

Deirdre Russack

Deirdre moved with her family to Dignams Creek in 1964.

After working in Canberra as a nurse/midwife and senior public servant, Deirdre  has now made Narooma home. 

Deirdre will use her skills as a senior administrator to build a Council that is open, transparent and honest.






Jack Egan

Jack lives in Rosedale.

Jack and his partner Cath lost their house in the 2019 fires, and they are now rebuilding.

Jack has a strong background in environmental issues which affect the Shire and since retiring has taken an activist role on environmental issues affecting our region.

Eurobodalla Labor for Council acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future. The people of the Yuin Nation are the traditional custodians of the land we now know as Eurobodalla Shire.


Mayoral candidate David Grace said today he was proud so many Eurobodalla voters supported Labor, its local policies and its commitment to an open and accountable council in the race to the 4 December elections. “I am proud of Labor's commitments to community...


CHALLENGING ELECTION CONDITIONS Eurobodalla Labor for Council today reminded voters who have not yet pre-polled (or used iVotes) for the 4 December elections, of the importance of every eligible voter exercising their voice at the ballot box in the lead-up to...


LABOR CALL FOR  URGENT REVIEW -- COUNCIL BUDGET A full review of the 2021-22 Eurobodalla Shire Council’s (ESC) $125 million Budget would be undertaken as a priority under a Labor mayor and/or councillors following the 4 December elections according to Eurbodalla Labor...