Mayoral Minute Item 14

General Meeting


Wednesday 10 November 2021

at 6:30PM




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Item 14   MM12/21 The Passing of Dr Jacqui Goodard................................................................ 1 




Mayoral Minute No. MM12/21

Date of Meeting: 10/11/2021





Hornsby Shire Council joins with many people in celebrating the life of much-loved Cherrybrook resident Dr Jacqui Goddard, who passed away suddenly on the weekend.

Dr Goddard was an eminent and highly accomplished academic and exceptionally community-spirited.

She was a steadfast advocate on behalf of the Hornsby Shire community, particularly concerning the environment, planning and architecture.

In her distinguished career as a heritage architect, Dr Goddard was, among other things, formerly the Conservation Director at the National Trust of Australia; a Program Leader for Heritage for Sydney Water; the Project Coordinator for Historic Heritage at the National Parks & Wildlife Service and a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the Robert Gordon University of Scotland.

She graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of New South Wales, and in 2018 the University of Sydney awarded her a Doctor of Philosophy in Architectural Conservation.

Dr Goddard was held in particularly high regard by her professional peers for her leadership in the fields of historic buildings preservation, cultural heritage and conservation.

Within the Hornsby Shire community, Dr Goddard was greatly admired for her mentoring of countless community advocates who shared her passion for heritage and conservation.

She and her late partner Ray Sloss began the Residents' Infrastructure and Planning Alliance (or RIPA), an alliance of community action groups whose charter is to ensure appropriate infrastructure planning for urban expansion for present and future generations. The group’s members were most notably successful in opposing over-development at South Dural and obtaining positive amendments to planning proposals around Cherrybrook Station.

Dr Goddard worked relentlessly to unite the voices of Hornsby Shire residents in support of our natural and built heritage, largely through the force of her personality, her strength and tireless dedication.

Her passing has been met with an outpouring of tributes from her many admirers and friends and her loss will be felt keenly by everyone who knew and loved her.

We convey our most heartfelt condolences to Jacqui’s family and her many friends.



THAT, on behalf of Councillors and staff, Council offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr Jacqui Goddard whose contribution to community, heritage and conservation in Hornsby Shire was significant.





The Honourable Cr PHILIP RUDDOCK





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