Peter's views on queer history
Peter de Groot lives in the Sandridge Ward and he works in the City of Port Phillip. He is independent and is not a member of any political party.
Peter is employed by the Bendigo Bank to build relationships within the Port Phillip Community. Peter has valuable experience in managing a business. He operated a Licensed Post Office for seven years before profitably selling the business in 2001. He was once a member of the Liberal Party because that was the party that decriminalized homosexuality in Victoria in 1980. He resigned because he is more interested in community issues than state or federal politics.
Peter is well known for his fervor for the community with his fundraising activities, having raised thousands of dollars for various charities. He has been very active with the local seniors citizens program, Linking Neighbors, for many years. He is passionate about the arts, and is a radio broadcaster on Joy 94.9 on ‘The Cabaret Room’ which airs on Sunday nights 9pm.
He is also ardent in his support for GLBTI rights (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex), and is the treasurer of Bent TV Inc which is the GLBTI content provider to Channel 31.
Peter is a supporter of the Port Melbourne Football Club and a regular at the Genesis gym in Port Melbourne.
Authorised by Peter Holland, 64 Chaucer Street, St Kilda 3182
"As a businesswoman in Port Melbourne, I fully endorse Peter de Groot's campaign to become a councillor. I know that his skills in banking and in interpersonal relationships will ensure that Port Phillip's residents and ratepayers get the Council services that we deserve."
Anthea Solopotias, Ganache Fashion, Port Melbourne
"Port Phillip deserves a Council with skilled community-based councillors like Peter who will work co-operatively to make our City a better place."
Serge Thomann & Jane Touzeau, Port Phillip Councillors (2008-12)
"Peter de Groot is fully fit to take on the role of a councillor in Sandridge. He is forthright and intelligent and has the determination to drive an issue through to completion. He will be a strong advocate for the residents of our ward."
Nick Hall, Genesis Fitness, Port Melbourne
"I know Peter has all the qualities of a good Councillor. He is dynamic, ethical, highly-skilled and committed to making a difference in our wonderful city."
Freda Erlich, Past owner Bibby's Shoe Store and former Port Phillip Councillor.