Cr Dr Elizabeth Adamczyk
City of Newcastle
Liz is a Councillor at the City of Newcastle, where she is Chair of the Development Control Plan Working Party, Chair of the Affordable Housing Working Party, Chair of the Walking and Mobility Working Party, Co-Chair of Liveable Cities Advisory Committee, and a member of the Access Inclusion Advisory Committee, and has represented the City at Community Housing Australia Forum and Local Government NSW and Australian Council of Local Government Conferences.
Liz is also a Lecturer in Geography and Planning at Macquarie University, an a casual academic at the University of Newcastle. She teaches and researches about social and environmental justice, including about how cities hold many solutions to address the climate crisis, and was invited to be a plenary speaker at the State of Australian Cities Conference as a rising academic in urban studies.
Liz is a proud unionist, who sits on the Hunter Workers Executive for the National Tertiary Education Union. She began the University of Newcastle Casual committee and has represented casual staff; in many anti-casualisation campaigns at a local and national level, in enterprise bargaining, in testifying to the Senate Select Committee for Job Insecurity, and speaking at Hunter Workers and Australian Council of Trade Unions Secure Jobs forums.
Introduction on City of Newcastle Climate Programs