Cr Ben Whiting
Councillor Ben Whiting was born and raised in Maitland and has lived here most of his life. He is a second term councillor, with 2012 marking the start of his tenure.
Ben has a strong interest in both the political and operational side of Council. He has a long term association with the Labor party and a keen interest in becoming more involved in the urban and economic planning of the city. These interests were the main reason Ben decided to run for Council.
‘I’m particularly excited to see the plans for the city centre redevelopment come to fruition. It has been great to see this part of Maitland come back to life. I am also committed to fighting to ensure Maitland is awarded its fair share of infrastructure and facilities to accommodate the growth predicted to occur in the coming years’.
Ben is an avid sportsman who loves hockey, football and the Walka Works Parkrun, and his work as chairperson on the Maitland Park Recreation Board drove the development of the outdoor gym, which was constructed in 2016.