Meet Greg Jordan Springs’ Social Sustainability Manager
Greg Belle is a familiar face to many Jordan Springs locals.
Starting with Lendlease as a Construction Employment Advisor at the Skilling and Employment Centre in St Marys, Greg has developed a passion for community engagement and having a positive impact on the lives of local residents.
Originally hailing from New Zealand, Greg has spent the majority of his life here in Western Sydney, and loves everything from the people through to the picturesque hikes and connection to nature.
In his role as Social Sustainability Manager for Jordan Springs, Greg is responsible for organising events and activations that bring residents together to form deep, lifelong connections.
Another important aspect of Greg’s role is coordinating the Jordan Springs community grants, which aims to build capacity of local community groups, not-for-profits and social enterprises through projects and initiatives that support environmental, economic and social outcomes.
We put Greg in the hot seat and asked him five questions about Jordan Springs so residents can learn more about what he loves about the community, and what he’s looking forward to in the future.
Where is your favourite place to grab a cup of coffee in Jordan Springs?
“Now, that is a tough question!”, Greg joked. “For me, my favourite coffee to get is a long black served with a smile which I get from all the cafés in our community. “To be honest, I like to change it up and try them all out, depending where I am and what I’m doing on the day.”
Okay, so you don’t play favourites with Jordan Springs amazing coffee shops. That’s fair! What about if we asked you what your favourite part of the community is?
“That’s easy,” Greg said. “I love the fact that Jordan Springs is sitting in the middle of Wianamatta Regional Park, the lakes and the way the corridors are laid out make for a pleasant environment to raise a family.”
So, it sounds like you love to get out and about in the local community and soak up the best that nature has to offer. What would you say is your favourite activity to do in Jordan Springs?
“I can’t resist a lunchtime walk around the lakes,” Greg said. “Our team tries to get out there to keep our steps up and the fresh air helps with an overall sense of wellness.”
Well, getting your steps in is very important. Looking to the future, what are you most excited about when it comes to the Jordan Springs community?
“Connecting with more members of our community and the big Easter event coming up in April,” Greg said. “Much like the rest of the community, I am also pretty keen to see those tavern doors open very soon!”
One last question. If you could only use one word to describe the Jordan Springs community, which one would you choose?
“That’s easy – friendly,” Greg said.
Greg working hard in the kitchen at one of Lendlease’s Community Day events, where he helped prepare meals for those who have fallen on hard times.
Greg loves meeting new residents, so if you see him out on one of his lunchtime walks, don’t be afraid to say g’day! Alternatively, if you’ve got a community event, activation, or suggestion you’d like to run by him, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.