David Borger

Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber

David Borger

    Prior to entering public life David worked as an Urban Planner and adviser to the Minister for Planning.

    At 30 years of age, he became the youngest person to hold the office of Lord Mayor of Parramatta where he served for three terms. During this time he provided leadership in progressing the Civic Place development, and promoting urban renewal in the city centre through the adoption of new planning controls with a strong urban design focus. The city commenced a number of new civic projects to increase investment and employment while also transforming the city’s parks, public spaces and walkways. He chaired the Mayors’ Forum on City Design at the University of Sydney and the Central Parramatta Planning Panel.

    In 2007 Borger was elected to represent the Granville electorate in the NSW Parliament. He served as Minister for Western Sydney and Minister for Roads as well as Assistant Minister for Transport in the NSW Government.

    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.

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

    David lives in North Parramatta with his wife Giselle and daughters Grace and Zoe.