Council Participation

Council Participation

Community participation in Council processes should be a critical component of our local democracy. Council should hear the community’s views and seek to respond to them. One of the first actions of the current Council was to halve the number of meetings held. Council...
The Urban Forest

The Urban Forest

As I campaign across Division 7 which forms part of the region all 2045km2 of it……it is apparent to me just how critical the next four years of our Council will be. I know we must take action to address a decline in the overall vegetation across the region by...
A strong and vibrant regional economy

A strong and vibrant regional economy

We are one the fastest growing regions in the country and along with the opportunities, there will be a number of challenges for the local economy too. What is lacking right now is a coordinated focus for action across the region by Council. Across the region, it is...
Ratepayers to have budget say

Ratepayers to have budget say

If you had $630 million to run our region what would you spend it on? Would you choose to spend more on roads and rubbish or you would like to boost libraries, parks and playgrounds, but you must make the budget balance. My proposed budget consultation process will...
Getting Council into the game

Getting Council into the game

Active Division 7  is a concept, a vision and a framework for collaborating with the community for the planning and delivery of sport and physical activity. This framework is will be guided the community and other key Council policies. Active Division 7  is about...
A waste future

A waste future

It is time to outline the way forward and to innovative with bold plans to change the way our region manages waste. These initiatives will also form a key part of the way forward towards zero carbon 2040 targets for Council incorporating the aspiration of zero waste...