Meet Kelly Hammond: Port Stephens Council candidate for Central Ward

Kelly Hammond is ready to step up and serve her community.


KELLY Hammond has been advocating for the residents of Port Stephens for many years, and is running on Jason Wells’ Labor ticket for Central Ward.

Kelly Hammond told News Of The Area, “Jason shares my values and passion for community and I believe he will represent our community honourably.

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“I’m very excited to be part of team Leah Anderson and to support her run for Mayor of Port Stephens.

“I want the community of Anna Bay to be listened to, to be consulted.”

She believes that this is the case for the whole of Port Stephens.

“I believe we need someone to unite our community, we are missing basic services, potholes, pathways and playgrounds that are safe for our children.”

Kelly first met Leah when she was the President of the Business Chamber and was reaching out to the business in Anna Bay.

“She encouraged me to support her cause of Civic Pride within the town and later the 7-day makeover became a reality.”

Kelly believes that the small towns throughout Central Ward are all crying out to be heard, each town is different, but all filled with people that love where they live.

“From Karuah and Swan bay along Tilligerry right through to my hometown of Anna Bay basic infrastructure is needed.

“Like many people on the Peninsula, I have concerns about over development, high rise development and lack of care for our environment.

“I’m not against progress but I believe everyone has a right to a home.

Kelly is currently working with Port Stephens Council staff to ensure that the first doggie day out in Robinson Reserve is a success.

She has worked tirelessly to see the positive outcome for dog walkers at Birubi Beach and has advocated with the community to keep Boat Harbour headland accessible for all.

She doesn’t hesitate to contact Council staff and see greater outcomes for her community.

A prime example is the well loved bus shelter that was transformed during the 7 Day Makeover, but has since been deemed unsafe after it was struck by a vehicle.

Kelly has been working with Council to seek a replacement that fits in and looks like the one the community proudly spent time, money and effort on.

Kelly is a proud member of South Tomaree Community Association and Anna Bay All Abilities.

She has worked in age care both in community and facilities.

Kelly has raised four children with her partner Stewart and like many women has taken on part time jobs to suit the needs of her family including retail and hospitality.



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