Left to Right: Dominic King, Gabrielle Tindall, John Kaye Greens MLC and Carol Vernon at the Boardwalk in Urunga for the launch of the team for the upcoming Council elections.The Mid North Coast Greens launched their campaign for the Bellingen Council election on Wednesday (July 4) with the support of State Upper House MP, John Kaye.
The MNC Greens lead candidate Dominic King said: “There is a need to elect Councillors who will strive to protect residents from the negative impact of mining, recreational hunting in national parks, water pollution and inappropriate development. In addition the Bellingen Shire needs councillors who will work hard to implement the current council’s new Community Strategic Plan and encourage local business, including ecotourism”.
The Greens ticket for Council is headed by Dominic King from Kalang, Greens candidate in the 2010 Federal Election. He is a Geography/Careers teacher at Bowraville Central School with a science degree in environmental management.
Second on the ticket is Carol Vernon from Fernmount, who retired after a career in public education.
Third is Gabrielle Tindall from Boggy Creek Rd, a leather artist and previous state candidate.
Fourth on the ticket is Tim Fry, employed in the finance sector. Tim has degrees in finance and engineering.
The Greens are standing on the following issues:
* Delivering honest, accountable and inclusive local government
* Protecting our land and water
* Ensuring quality infrastructure and asset management
* Ensuring positive development for a well planned, sustainable and resilient community
“I’m strongly supporting the Mid North Coast Greens candidates. They are the only candidates endorsed by the Greens NSW and the only ones who can be trusted to deliver on Greens policies and accountability,” said John Kaye.
“Many candidates don’t declare their political affiliation. Voters know where they stand with our Greens’ candidates.
“The policies of the Greens are often misrepresented by vested interests but they are open for public scrutiny in their entirety on the NSW Greens website,” Dr Kaye said.
“The Greens in state parliament strong opposed the O’Farrell government’s recent changes in legislation that allow councillors with pecuniary or other conflicts of interest to vote on matters that may personally benefit them. The Mid North Coast Greens calls on all candidates to pledge to declare any conflicts of interest and to absent themselves from the chamber during the vote. The Greens stand for honest and transparent government at all levels,” said Dominic King, lead candidate.
“Voters know that councils need to look after more than roads, bridges and drains. Prudent budgeting is the key to safe facilities that improve the quality of infrastructure serving the community,” said Carol Vernon.
“The Greens will make themselves available for contact and pledge to put residents ahead of developers and miners,” said Gabrielle Tindall.
The Mid North Greens acknowledges the important work and effort that has been carried out by many councillors, volunteers and individual groups within the Shire in the past and present. This is what has made Bellingen Shire one of the most creative and vibrant communities in the State.
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