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February 27, 2021

Peter Wayne Larsen

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1 Candidate details

Name: Peter Wayne Larsen

Council: Lismore


Number of years in shire/LGA: 52

Current councillor? No

Clubs/sports/interests: tennis, cricket, softball, woodlot production, writing music

Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? No

Brief description: Enthusiastic, honest, dependable. Have community interests at heart.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

The current council has lost its way in regard to sound financial management. If changes are not made this council will be on the list for an administrator.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

To be debt free and return to core functions. Also to enable key industries to flourish within the region and LGA so that we are able to retain skilled youth and grow sustainably. Once this has occurred we can start to escalate the replacement of key infrastructure.

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

Currently the city expands at the expense of the rural areas. The LEP has restricted development within key rural areas and has implemented rules and conditions that ultimately increase the chances of habitat destruction. If you wish to protect the environs, you do not do it by bedding these areas down in red tape

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

Debt, road construction techniques and longevity. Waste of resources. Recycling options and programs. Rural representation and rate structures.

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