1 Candidate details
Name: Amanda King
Council: Lismore City Council
Number of years in shire/LGA: 10
Current councillor? No
Clubs/sports/interests: member of CSG-Free Northern Rivers, Northern Rivers WIRES and Lismore Community Sustainability Forum. Interested in sustainability, waste management and minimisation, environmental education, climate change, peak oil.
Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Yes
If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?: The Northern Rivers Greens – Vanessa Ekins, Sue Stock, Shae Salmon, Beth Shelley and Adam Guise.
Brief description: Amanda is committed to a sustainable future and works towards localisation, strong united community, effective waste management, greater investment in renewable technologies and no coal-seam gas!
2 What has motivated you to stand?
The current state of the environment worldwide has Amanda concerned about the kind of world future generations will inherit. She is motivated to do all she can to ensure future generations enjoy a sustainable and prosperous future where nature and all its creatures and systems are treated with love and respect.
3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?
My vision for the Lismore LGA is a sustainable, diverse and creative community where people come and learn how to live within natural earth systems, where people can live in safety and be motivated and empowered to be actively participating citizens.
4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?
Good planning of medium-density housing complete with high environmental and sustainable standards (rainwater tanks, energy efficiency design, stormwater capture and storage).
5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?
I feel strongly about coal-seam gas and other irresponsible mining activities; consumerism, consumption and the generation and management of waste, climate change and peak oil, localisation and food security, all environmental issues relating to the use of plastics.