Councils manage a diverse range of community issues, from rubbish and waste management to fire and flood mitigation, from managing our wild places to providing urban infrastructure. I believe that communities, transport and recreation are three key areas of council business that impact on our everyday lives. Well thought out facilities in each domain will make your life easier, happier and healthier. See the sections below for more detailed positions.
You can check out my blog for my thoughts and position on other issues. I don't profess to be an expert in urban planning, or to have all the solutions, but identifying areas in need of improvement will enable council to work with experts to find the best solution to specific problems.
A sense of community is important to a harmonious society. Local communities make us feel valued, relied upon and interconnected. Councils play an important role in community infrastructure and developing stronger communities.
Transport plays a key role in our everyday life, whether its getting to and from work, picking the kids up from school or heading out to an appointment, transport is a constant in our lives. Councils play a key role in transport facilities. Getting places shouldn't be hard!
Recreation describes whatever it is you do in your spare time: play sport, bush walk, garden, take the kids to the park, engage with community activities, or head out to a show or gallery. culture. Recreation is a key part of our happiness and councils are heavily involved in this space.