28.6 C
Byron Shire
March 1, 2021

Amanda King – Lismore candidate

Latest News

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Other News

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

1 Candidate details

Name: Amanda King

Council: Lismore City Council

Town/city: Lismore

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.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.