Councillor, City of Sydney, Australia

Short Biography

CR. CRAIG CHUNG was elected to the City of Sydney Council in September 2016. Prior to this, Craig served 4 years as a Councillor on the City of Ryde Council.

Craig is a small business innovator in the hospitality and education sector. As a business turnaround specialist Craig has seen the best and worst government intervention in business. Craig believes that red tape, over regulation, and inefficiency are the worst attributes that government impacts on small business.

As a Councillor, Craig is committed to ensuring Sydney is a prosperous, healthy and successful city with a socially responsible heart. Economic prosperity and homelessness are not mutually exclusive issues. Planning and development should not be considered in isolation from health and housing policy. A holistic approach to policy is critical.

Craig is passionate about ensuring Sydney is digital ready to become a Smart City. Ensuring residents, business owners, workers and visitors are equipped with the information and tools to prosper in the revolution that is Smart Cities.

As a 4th generation Chinese Australian, Craig’s family has had a continuous connection to Sydney since 1882 from The Rocks to Chinatown and now Darlinghurst where Craig’s office is located.

Craig is married with two teenage children. He has degrees in communication, psychology and law.