How Can I Help?
Since 2008, Mobile Offices have let me listen to the issues that are relevant to our community. Mobile Offices ensure that I am informed about what is important to Ryde’s seniors, families, commuters and small businesses.
If you see me at a shopping centre, a café or a train station, come and say Hi or sit down for a chat. I’m here for you and I’m here to listen.
Your Local Member
Victor was born, raised and educated in Ryde. He attended Holy Spirit Primary School in North Ryde and Marist College Eastwood before studying law at Macquarie University and through the Solicitors Admission Board. Victor’s father attended school at St Anthony’s Primary and Marist Eastwood, and his mother attended North Ryde Public School.
He practised as a commercial lawyer for 14 years, including 8 years as a partner in a commercial law firm. During his legal career, Victor represented clients in a number of landmark cases in both the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. In 1995, Victor was elected as a Councillor of Ryde City Council and served until 2004.
Victor was elected to the New South Wales Parliament in 2008, and re-elected in 2011 and 2015. On the 30th of January 2017, Victor was sworn in as the Minister for Finance, Services and Property.
His portfolio responsibilities include supporting sustainable government finances, major public works and maintenance programs, NSW land and property administration, corporate and shared services such as Service NSW, administration of State taxation and revenue, and government procurement and digital transformation.
Victor previously held the position of Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation between 2015 and 2017. Prior to that, he served as Minister for Citizenship, Communities, and Aboriginal Affairs between 2011 and 2015. Victor also served as the Minister for Veterans Affairs and the Assistant Minister for Education between 2014 and 2015. He is also Patron to the New South Wales Justices Association.
Victor lives in Shepherd’s Bay and is very active within the Ryde community. If you see him out and about, stop and say hello.
How I Can Help You
- Represent you in Parliament
- Advocate for more resources for our community
- Advocate against overdevelopment
- Take your concerns directly to the appropriate Minister or Department for a response
- Connect you with community services that can assist you
- Advise you of your rights and avenues of further action you may care to take
- Work with you to achieve positive outcomes and to make democracy work for us all
Ryde is very important to metropolitan Sydney. Our area has three major public transport arteries coursing through it; Buses to Epping, Lane Cove and Victoria Road, ferries on the Parramatta River and trains on the Northern Line seamlessly connecting Ryde with the Sydney CBD and greater Sydney.
Ryde is also home to Macquarie Park – Sydney’s second largest business precinct that hosts a range of global corporations in telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and technology. Ryde is also a large shopping district, with Macquarie Centre, Top Ryde City and Eastwood Plaza all located within the electorate. In total, Ryde comprises of 10,000 small, medium and large businesses.
Rich in cultural diversity, 56% of Ryde residents were born overseas, from countries such as China, Korea, Italy, Armenia, India, the Philippines, and many more. We have a world-class tertiary institution in Macquarie University, as well as 2 TAFE colleges, 19 primary schools and 4 secondary schools. The community also has Ryde Hospital, which services the Ryde community. Overall, the Ryde electorate contains 10,000 business and 30,000 families.