1 Candidate details
Name: Gianpiero Battista
Number of years in shire/LGA: 18 years
Current councillor? Yes If yes, how many years: 4
Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? No
Brief description: Past owner of The Left Bank Cafe, Gianpiero’s commitment to the area saw him engage with the community in Rotary clubs, Childrens’ Charities and Council. He wants a Respectful, Responsible and Reliable approach to all decision making in Council.
2 What has motivated you to stand?
I enjoy problem solving and politics and my position on Council offers me the opportunity to do that in the interest of the Lismore community.
3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?
A prosperous city where the Rights and Respect of residents are upheld in all decision making and a focus on Responsible use of ratepayers’ money while delivering projects in a Reliable manner is maintained at all times.
4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?
Development should be part of a well designed plan that should consider proximity of services and transportation routes as well as highly sensitive and important environment areas which will need to be preserved.
I would encourage a strategy which focus on inner city development of smaller and higher level apartments blocks
5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?
A good management of Council’s finances is the most critical issue for me as better roads, social justice and sustainable living can be better achieved if we have the money to back up the good ideas and projects our community wants us to do.