1 Candidate details
Council: Byron Shire
Number of years in shire/LGA: 6
Current councillor? No
Clubs/sports/interests: Family, tennis, twilight cricket, golf, rugby
Are you a member of a political party or an organised ticket?
I am not a member of any political Party. But I am on the Woods ticket with Dianne Woods, Alan Hunter, and Donna Hammond
I run Byron Steel, which I own with my wife of 14 years; we live in Baywood Chase with our two children, who are in junior primary school.
2 What has motivated you to stand?
The poor performance of the current governing bloc, and the need for greater balance in the decision-making process.
3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?
A supportive independent council that works for the good of the shire, and not just for federal political ideals.
4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?
Better town planning and less radical decisions will reinforce local authority and stop planning being placed in the hands of the state or the courts.
5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?
Fixing roads, footpaths, support for local organisations, including sporting clubs, sensible town planning and putting common sense back into local government decisions.