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Phone:  02 9265 9427


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Councillor Robert Kok is a practising lawyer and Deputy Chair of the Economic Development and Business Sub-Committee and the Cultural and Creative Sub-Committee. He is also an alternate member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee.


Robert was first elected to Council in 2008, and served as Deputy Lord Mayor from 2011-2012. He was re-elected to Council in 2012 and 2016.


Robert chairs the City’s Chinese New Year Festival Advisory Panel. Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival is the single most important event for the Chinese community and has grown to be the largest Chinese New Year even outside China.


Known for his strong understanding of Chinese culture, as well as the City’s diverse Asian communities, Robert is a passionate advocated for cross-cultural awareness. He is committed to further strengthening the vibrant relationship between the City and its Asian communities, locally, nationally and internationally.


Robert is particularly interested in international relations, cultural exchange, business innovation, education and urban planning. His support for the Chinatown Improvement Plan has assisted in revitalising this historic area as a world-renowned attraction and business hub.


Robert is an alumni of Macquarie University and Bond University, as well as Asialink. He is also a Governor of WWF-Australia and a member of the Advisory Panel to the China Studies Centre of the University of Sydney.