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Appleby, Kim

Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
Office Manager


Kim Appleby is a successful local councillor, having been elected, to the Auburn Council from 1999 to 2003. She was however unsuccessful in her one attempt to enter State parliament. She was an Independent in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Auburn by-election of 2001.


Kim Appleby was born in Auburn and educated at secondary level at St John's High School, later part of Trinity Catholic College. She was a councillor on Auburn Council at the time of her campaign for the state seat of Auburn, having been elected in 1999. She ran chiefly to indicate to the government that the area had been neglected. She was concerned about rising crime rates and the condition of Auburn Hospital.

Kim Appleby was active in many community groups in the area including the Auburn Community Drug Action Team. She was also the prime mover in the establishment of a Heritage Working party for Auburn Council
In 2005 she was involved in tertiary study, completing a Diploma of Business Management.

Sources used to compile this entry: Pictorial Review, 29 August 2001. (accessed 20 October 2005). Kim Appleby, 20 October 2005.

Annette Alafaci

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