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Byron Shire
May 17, 2021

Donna Maree Hammond – Byron candidate

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1 Candidate details

Donna Maree Hammond

Council: Byron Shire Council

Town/City: Ocean Shores

Number of years in Shire/LGA: 9 years

Current Councillor: No

Clubs/Sports/Interests: Walking, swimming

Member of organised ticket:  Yes

Names of others on ticket: Diane Woods, Chris Cubis, Alan Hunter

Brief description:  

Married, retired. Son/wife/2 grandkids in Sydney 13 years running admin/accounts in business in Sydney, Secretary Ocean Shores Community Assoc 4 years, Secretary College of Marine Studies Inc 4 years.

2.Motivation to stand:

A rapidly growing community that needs balanced practical governance.

3 Vision for Shire/LGA?

I would like to see a responsible unbiased council and staff liaising with the sole purpose of working toward the betterment of the shire and to gain and retain the confidence and respect of the community that council and staff are supposed to represent. Balance for further  We need sustainable residential development, residential development that would make it possible for our children to purchase a home and remain in the towns they have grown up in. A lack of housing creates inflated prices which, in turn, prevents the opportunity for affordable housing.

4 Important issues:

The need to address the provision of basic, adequate infrastructure and essential services that our rates should be paying for instead of wasting funds on pointless emotional purchases such as the property in Mullumbimby that was purchased to supposedly prevent the Woolworths expansion. These funds should have been spent on footpath maintenance.

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