Your Councillors

Mayor Ned Mannoun’s details can be found here.

Below are the details of the North Ward and South Ward Councillors:

North Ward Councillors

Councillor Mel Goodman

North Ward

Cllr Melhem Goodman

0416 006 704

Councillor Goodman is a loving father who prides himself on being a humble and caring resident of the Liverpool LGA for over 20 years. He has an extensive background in the building and construction sector and has participated in various community and youth initiatives. Councillor Goodman has watched our city expand and develop and is excited for the future of Liverpool. He is proud to have been recently elected to Council and will work to ensure the needs of our community are met.

Councillor Mazhar Hadid OAM

North Ward

Cllr Mazhar Hadid

0414 726 273

Councillor Hadid OAM was born in Lebanon and has a Diploma in Business Management and Public Relations. He has been a Councillor since 2008 and sits on many boards and committees in Liverpool. Councillor Hadid is committed to improving the Liverpool Local Government Area and he previously served as Deputy Mayor from 2012 to 2014 and 2020 to 2021.

Councillor Peter Harle

North Ward

Cllr Peter Harle

0412 736 956

Councillor Harle, who was elected to Council in 2008, has lived in Liverpool since 1954. He studied and taught at TAFE colleges and was persuaded by students and residents to become actively involved in the direction and growth of our City.

Councillor Harle wants to make Liverpool a city that our residents can be proud of while ensuring it is the best possible place for his four daughters and twelve grandchildren.

Councillor Ali Karnib

North Ward

Cllr Ali Karnib

0421 160 636

Councillor Karnib is from Green Valley and is a former teacher-trainee who has served as president of the Lebanese Community Council. Councillor Karnib has also previously served as Deputy Mayor from 2016 to 2017, 2018 to 2019, and 2019 to 2020.

South Ward Councillors

Deputy Mayor Fiona Macnaught

South Ward

Cllr Fiona Macnaught

0487 217 061

Fiona MacNaught has lived in Moorebank with her family for more than ten years. She is a registered Sonographer, and has worked at Liverpool Hospital, as well as in radiology practices locally.

Over many years, Fiona has been involved in numerous community projects advocating strongly for the best outcomes for residents.

Fiona believes passionately in a Council that not only provides quality services, but listens to and acts on community concerns. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if Fiona can assist you.

Councillor Karress Rhodes

South Ward

Deputy Mayor Karress Rhodes

0478 834 121

Councillor Rhodes has lived in and around Liverpool since 1974 and has been involved with Liverpool City Council in various ways since the 1980s. She has served on the boards of numerous Liverpool community organisations and has run her own business since 1977, including publishing a Liverpool community magazine.

Councillor Rhodes has a Local Government Executive Certificate, Land and Engineering and Survey Drafting, and Graphic Art and Marketing qualifications. She is a totally Independent Councillor who is passionate about Council engaging and collaborating with the community. Councillor Rhodes has also previously served as Deputy Mayor from February 2022 to September 2022.

Councillor Richard Ammoun

South Ward

Cllr Richard Ammoun

0477 217 039

Councillor Ammoun has been a Liverpool resident since the early 1990s and graduated from Casula High. He had a 16-year career with one of Australia’s leading car audio, mobile and digital retailers, Strathfield Group Limited, starting at Strathfield Car Radios, Liverpool, and working across various positions. In 2009 Councillor Ammoun established his own company. He would love to see Liverpool become the second city of Sydney due to its cultural diversity, great opportunities, and potential for its residents.

Councillor Charishma Kaliyanda

South Ward

Cllr Charishma Kaliyanda

0466 020 544

Charishma Kaliyanda was raised in Liverpool after, like many other Liverpool residents, migrating to the area with her family as a young girl. She is a registered Occupational Therapist and currently works for headspace – the national youth mental foundation, to build awareness of and reduce stigma around mental health and well-being so that young people can access the help they need in the community. Charishma has worked with young people across many industries to build skills and capacities in the last 10 years.

She brings to Council skills and experience in community engagement, advocacy, policy development, administration, volunteering, board membership as well as a passion and commitment to moving Liverpool forward.

Charishma believes the growth of Liverpool lies in the ability of our Councillors to be transparent, accountable and approachable.

This is her second term on Liverpool Council and Charishma looks forward to working with the community to make Liverpool the best place to live and work. Please get in touch via email if you’d like to raise issues or ideas!

Councillor Dr Betty Green

South Ward

cllr Betty Green

0488 217 029

Betty Green has lived and raised her family in Liverpool for over forty years. Her working career in the women’s community health sector has spanned twenty-eight years in Liverpool and Bankstown. The principles of social justice have guided her practice in the various positions she has held including counsellor, health promotion educator, group facilitator and domestic violence advocate. Currently a doctoral candidate, Betty’s work in domestic violence was recognised with the awarding of the Western Sydney University Community Champion Alumni Award in 2016.

This background brings a diversity of skills to Council and experience in community engagement and development, advocacy, policy development and implementation, and governance with board membership and executive positions at local, state and national levels.

Betty is focused on the future growth of Liverpool and believes Councillors working collaboratively with a commitment to respect, accountability and integrity can secure the shared opportunities and possibilities for our community.