Michael Bellstedt of Glenhaven has been preselected as the Greens candidate for the seat of Mitchell in this year’s federal election.
He holds a doctorate in engineering and is passionate about energy efficiency, clean energy, recycling and public transport.
He is a frequent public speaker at industry events on these topics.
"The campaign in Mitchell will focus on the advancement of clean energy and energy efficiency locally and nationally, improving all aspects of public transport in The Hills area, and ensuring that food producers stay at the heart of the Australian economy," Dr Bellstedt said.
He has worked as a director of a Castle Hill-based refrigeration engineering consultancy for 13 years and his professional activities are focused on advancing energy efficiency, alternative energy and the use of natural refrigerants in the commercial and industrial refrigeration industries, areas he intends to focus on as part of his election campaign, he said.
"Voters in Mitchell can rest assured that Michael Bellstedt will represent their interests and stand up for people and the environment," the Greens lead Senate candidate for NSW, Cate Faehrmann, said.
"Michael will support the local community in their call for more action on climate change and for greater investment in public transport."
■ Mitchell covers an area of about 101 square kilometres from Nelson and Box Hill in the northwest to Northmead and North Rocks in the southeast. The main suburbs include Baulkham Hills, Beaumont Hills, Bella Vista, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Kellyville, Nelson, Northmead, North Rocks, Rouse Hill, Winston Hills and West Pennant Hills.