Profile and contact
I am a long-term resident of Norwood and am proud to be the Ward Councillor for West Norwood and Kent Town. I love where I live and care deeply about preserving and improving our Council area – its street trees, heritage buildings, parks and reserves, shops and public services – and supporting the community that lives in it.
In this, I’m sure I’m not markedly different to my fellow Elected Members. However, my background has a touch of the exotic. Born in Port Moresby, raised in Hobart and an Adelaidean by choice since 1999, my heritage is a mixture of British and Chinese. Having qualified as a mechanical/electrical engineer and computer scientist, I have practised as a traffic engineer for 20+ years, in State Government, Local Government and as a consultant. Most recently, I have been undertaking PhD studies and writing fiction. Overall, I look at issues from a firmly Australian cultural viewpoint, but with awareness of the breadth and diversity of experiences that this encompasses.
As one of four new Councillors elected to Council in 2018, my goal is to build upon the good work commenced at Kensington and Norwood’s incorporation as the first suburban council in Australia. This is a tradition of innovation and service, of responding well to challenges and threats, and of adding to a legacy that will stretch far beyond my lifetime.
It is both a privilege and responsibility to be an Elected Member. I hope I am representing the interests of our community well.
Cr Fay Patterson
16 Theresa Street
Norwood SA 5067
M: 0409 284 165