David Borger

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David Borger
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Granville
In office
24 March 2007 – 26 March 2011
Preceded by Kim Yeadon
Succeeded by Tony Issa
Personal details
Born David Lawrence Borger
(1969-09-07) 7 September 1969 (age 45)
Nationality  Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Giselle Borger
Children 2 Daughters
Residence North Parramatta
Alma mater University of Sydney
Occupation Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber
Website NSW Legislative Assembly webpage

David Lawrence Borger (born 7 September 1969) is a former Australian politician. He represented the Electoral district of Granville for the Australian Labor Party in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 2007 until 2011. Borger was Minister for Roads, Housing and Minister for Western Sydney in the Rees and Keneally Labor Government.[1] David was appointed the inaugural Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber in September 2012.

Early years[edit]

David Borger was an elected member of the Parramatta City Council, representing the Elizabeth Macarthur Ward, from 1995 to 2008. At 30 years of age, Borger became the youngest person to hold the office of Lord Mayor of Parramatta City Council. Borger served as Lord Mayor for two terms (1999–2007).[2]

During his first term as Lord Mayor he instigated a fundraising campaign to help community groups that provide services to homeless people in Parramatta. That campaign has already netted $25,000 for the Parramatta Mission’s Winter Appeal. He has worked closely with groups such as Shelter NSW, the Wesley Mission and the Exodus Foundation in securing more resources for the homeless during and beyond the Olympic Games. Borger chaired Parramatta City’s Youth Forum.[citation needed]

State politics[edit]

Following the retirement of Kim Yeadon, Borger won endorsement and then election for the seat of Granville at the 2007 State election.[1] Borger lost his seat at the 2011 State election to his Liberal opponent Tony Issa.

In the Rees and Keneally Labor Governments, Borger was appointed to the following ministerial portfolios:

  • Minister for Western Sydney (2008 -2011);
  • Minister for Housing (2008–2009);
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport and Roads (2009–2010);
  • Minister for Roads (2010–2011).

As Housing Minister he oversaw the construction of approximately 9,000 new social housing dwellings - including 6,300 through the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.

During this time he championed major reforms to expand the community housing sector in NSW by transferring the title of $2 billion worth of public housing to highly performing community housing associations. This reform allowed community housing to develop a balance sheet, and to trade and develop existing housing assets.

Sydney Business Chamber[edit]

Following the 2011 election David along with Adam Byrnes established Think Planners, a busy planning firm with a focus on Western Sydney.

David was appointed to the position of Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber in 2012. The Sydney Business Chambers membership consists of chief executives of large corporations, who are working to make Sydney a more globally competitive region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Hon. David Lawrence BORGER, BEc MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Parramatta Fit For A New Leader". Parramatta City Council. 17 September 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Kim Yeadon
Member for Granville
2007 – 2011
Succeeded by
Tony Issa