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“We are delighted Our Sustainable Future can field candidates who clearly and demonstrably hold our vision of social resilience and economic viability so closely to their hearts,” said OSF secretary, Hugh Ermacora.

Basil has a track record of support for social sustainability, such as his recent front-line support for the Mullumbimby hospital. As a Byron Shire councillor, he has devoted a great deal of positive energy to community matters and finding constructive ways to build a strong local economy. He’s also had a very useful ‘past life’ in the legal world – and is able to give 100% of his time to the job.”

Simon’s focus on environmental sustainability can be seen in his hands-on teamwork spearheading the campaign against Coal Seam Gas exploration in the Northern Rivers.”

On making the announcement of his intention to stand for the position of Mayor, Cr. Cameron said:  “The past four years as a Byron Shire councillor, and more recently, Deputy Mayor, have been very rewarding. I have learnt a lot about meeting the challenges of local government and enjoy working with the community to get results. With this practical hands-on experience behind me, and fully understanding the realities of the position and its demands, I believe I can hit the ground running as Mayor”. A Goonengerry resident, Cr Cameron has lived in the shire for 25 years and is well versed in local issues.

Current  Byron Shire councillor Patrick Morrisey is Our Sustainable Future Vice President. After four years, he is leaving local government to “spend more time with my wife and young children – and to appreciate life”.

Our Sustainable Future, “the local government party with the long-term outlook”, is a regional political party founded by former Byron Shire councillor, Hugh Ermacora, and friends, in 2000. It is registered with the NSW Electoral Commission under the Local Government Act. A Byron Shire-based party, it was formed specifically to field candidates in local elections, “with the objective of delivering functional, cohesive and productive government to local residents.”

Cr. Clough adds: “OSF is an independent community network. We are not beholden to anyone outside this region.  It’s important to me that our policies are developed and implemented here for the benefit of our communities in the Northern Rivers.”

OSF is holding its AGM and pre-election campaign barbecue on Saturday, 30 June. OSF members, potential members, and friends are welcome. Call Simon Clough for details at [email protected] or tel 02 6624 2894. For further details about ‘Our Sustainable Future’, explore www.osf.org.au  or contact Hugh Ermacora, tel 6685 5699, email [email protected].


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