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July 28, 2021

Naomi Worrall

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1 Candidate details

 Name: Naomi Worrall

Council: Lismore City Council

Town/city: Lismore

Number of years in shire/LGA: 10

Current councillor? No

Clubs/sports/interests:  reading, cooking, gardening, entertaining

Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Yes

If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?: Country Labor

Brief description: I’m a mother of three daughters, currently working in a union advocating for workers’ rights. My previous work was in community housing where I supported tenants in social housing.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

I want to see this Council’s good work, particularly around community development continue. Council helped build of a strong sense of community and I don’t want that to be jeopardised.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

I want Lismore to embrace the character of our colourful city and villages. I want the LGA to support local sustainable businesses so that future generations can thrive.

4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?

Through sensible planning decisions guided by good policies, Lismore can have growth that protects the environment and agricultural land while providing more housing in urban areas.

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

I am passionate about social inclusion and our celebrations of community such as our events, festivals and markets. Our regular celebrations in this diverse community must be encouraged and supported.


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