Moore is the longest serving Lord Mayor of Sydney. She is the first popularly
elected woman to lead the City of Sydney and previously served in the NSW
Parliament and on the City and South Sydney councils.
From March 1988, Clover
was continuously elected to represent the Bligh/Sydney electorate as an
independent MP in the NSW Parliament. She was forced to resign on 21 September
2012 after a state law made it illegal for her to continue in both roles.
piece in the Sydney Morning Herald once said: "In her 20 years as
MP, with more successful private member's bills than anyone in a century, Moore
has done more to keep the bastards honest than Don Chipp ever did.”
Throughout her public
life, Clover has championed progressive policies.
Small bars, freedom of
information laws, whistleblower protection, disclosure of government contracts,
boarding house protection, tenant's rights, strata title reform, making it
illegal to incite hatred against members of the GLBT community and making same
sex adoption legal are among her achievements.
When she held the balance
of power alongside other independents in NSW, she delivered a charter of
reform, called the most radical state political reform agenda of any
Westminster Parliament in the 20th century.
As Lord Mayor, Clover has
led the development and implementation of the City's internationally renowned
long term plan – Sustainable Sydney 2030. The plan includes ambitious targets
to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Under her leadership, the
City has developed a global reputation for delivering award-winning facilities,
protecting open space, promoting design excellence, delivering new transport
options, championing sustainability and initiating progressive solutions to
complex city social problems.
Clover is an arts
graduate of Sydney University. She has two children, Sophie and Tom. She lives
in inner-Sydney Redfern with husband Peter and and two staffies, Bessie and
is available at https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/council-governance-administration/open-access-information