1 Candidate details
Name: Angela Mathew
Council: Lismore City Council
Number of years in shire/LGA: 4
Current councillor? No
Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Yes
If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?:We are Girls in Government, an independent all-female ticket. Our members are Kate Olivieri, Angela Mathew, Scout Symons, Terry Lawrence and Vicki Findlay.
Brief description: strong advocate for people with disabilities, their families and carers coordinator of family support network for Cerebral Palsy Alliance
- The Developing Foundation Inc volunteer and champion for the NDIS
2 What has motivated you to stand?
I advocate for an inclusive society and want to help the true meaning of access and inclusion be realised in Lismore.
I want to see a balanced representation on local council and believe this starts with more women and more youth being elected.
3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?
Ethical decision making in conjunction with community consultation on issues that are most important to residents, and the opportunity for everyone to have a voice.
4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?
Provide clear and fair guidelines, after consultation with the community, for developers.
Use the approved housing strategy to support the actual needs of the residents of Lismore.
5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?
• access and inclusion for people with a disability, their families and carers
• access and inclusion for families with young children
• a harmonious group of elected councillors that is dedicated to bring out the best our region has to offer.