1 Candidate details
Name: Mathew Scheibel
Council: Lismore City
Number of years in shire/LGA: 32
Current councillor? No
Clubs/sports/interests: I have always had keen sporting and strong farming interests.
Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Y
If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?:
The New Generation Leaders.
- Mathew Scheibel
- Katrina Beohm
- Adrian Bordin
- Shanelle Johnston
- Matt Bruce
- Belinda Nott
Brief description: Born and raised on the local family farm, I am a young business person who feels strongly about sensible practical decision making. I enjoy practicing by a strong work ethic.
2 What has motivated you to stand?
I have always had a keen interest in what goes on in the community and in recent times have not always agreed with decisions that have been made, and the direction the council is heading on some issues. I do not want to see minorities govern the local area, I want to see decisions made that benefit the community as a whole. I am part of a local family business, I have a young family and want to see the Lismore City Council area/region provide sensible stable decisions that will benefit everyone into the future.
3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?
I would like to see the Lismore City Council remain the major service centre of the Northern Rivers, we need to provide the infrastructure required to service the needs of its growing population. I would also like to see common sense decisions made in relation to prioritising spending and returning the Lismore City Council to a strong economic position.
4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?
There are large areas awaiting approval by Council for residential development and need to be opened urgently, as for the environment there are rules and guidelines for the building industry to follow to best preserve the environment during construction.
5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?
I feel strongly about servicing the basic needs of the public, Sound development and planning, cleaning out council red and green tape, reducing council debt, the support of new and existing small business, and developing a Workable LEP to protect land owners rights while preserving the environment.