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Byron Shire
May 10, 2021

Jeannette Martin – Byron candidate

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1 Candidate details

Name: Jeannette Martin

Council: Byron Shire

Town/city: Mullumbimby

Number of years in shire/LGA: 6

Current councillor? No

Clubs/sports/interests: Co-ordinating Mullumbimby Community Garden, bush regen, yoga, bike riding, reading and cooking

Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Yes

If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?: Community Independents

Brief description:  Jeannette lives and breathes community. She is skilled in holding the big picture and working with people with varied beliefs and values to find solutions to environmental and social issues.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

I believe that real, ethical, accountable leadership is an absolute necessity for us to create a society that we can proudly offer to our children.

It is with these guiding principles I want to assist our community in achieving their goals, dreams and passions in partnership with council, helping to weave our way through the existing structures and processes to mutually beneficial outcomes.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

My vision for the shire is a connected place that draws on the strengths and knowledge of its residents to create an innovative, supportive and resilient community.

4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?

Linking the beauty and intrinsic value of our local environment and sustainable building technologies with a community consciousness gives us the opportunity to create state-of-the-art residential developments that have minimal impact on the environment.

 5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

1. Council must be accessible and responsive to the community with clear pathways for communication.

2. Council and the community need to actively recognise the benefits of a strong local economy. Council’s policies and processes must be encouraging for local producers, local business and new enterprises and as a community we need to choose ‘local’ as our priority.

3. Finding safe, affordable housing solutions for the growing number of people forced to live in their cars, those living in sub-standard housing and those paying ridiculously high rents.

4. To grow a culture of bicycle riding as a means of transport we require more safe bicycle pathways and affordable bicycles with trailers or bags for shopping etc. We need to promote not only the health and environmental benefits but the community-building aspects of bicycle riding.


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