1 Candidate details
Name: Beth Shelley
Town/city: Booerie Creek
Number of years in shire/LGA: 31
Current councillor? N
Clubs/sports/interests: I love sitting in the sun, going out dancing and spending time with my grandchildren.
Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Y
If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?: Northern Rivers Greens – Vanessa Ekins, Sue Stock, Shae Salmon, Adam Guise and Amanda King.
Brief description: Please describe yourself in 30 words or less.
I has experience in youth work and am currently working at Lismore Family Support. I want to encourage council to support employment and affordable housing for Aboriginal people and young people.
2 What has motivated you to stand?
Having grandchildren motivated me to join the Greens to fight for their future. I joined the council campaign to have a voice in protecting land, and nurturing our growing community.
3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?
A friendly, caring community where everyone is supported to have positive opportunities through the arts, sports, religions, and work; that they have sustainable choices where they can raise families with the knowledge they are safe and secure.
4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?
Medium-density housing has many advantages environmentally, economically and socially. Every project needs to be measured against defined criteria that can’t be got round by greedy stakeholders.
5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?
Dealing with the challenge of global warming and CSG mining, which are current direct threats to our community. Creating opportunities and better support for young people so they can grow strong in an inclusive society.