Name: Kevin Bell
Council: Lismore City Council
Number of years in shire/LGA: 18
Current councillor? No
Clubs/sports/interests: Together with Cath I am a farmer of macadamias and coffee. I enjoy watching rugby league and playing chess.
Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Yes
If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket? ALP
Brief description: I am a school teacher and have lived on the north coast since 1994. I enjoy my career as a teacher, encouraging young people to find what they are good at and to leave school confident in their own abilities.
2 What has motivated you to stand?
The need to support the current progressive council in its vision for the future of Lismore and its villages.
3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?
To be progressive and creative in outlook, considering the environment, business opportunities and tourism.
4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?
To ensure that local residents are consulted and that major issues are given appropriate debate in council.
5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?
That the future growth of our region is sustainable and that all major decisions are considerate of future generations.