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1 Candidate details

Name:  Rhiannon Brinsmead

Council: Tweed Shire

Town/city:  Banora Point

Number of years in shire/LGA: 31 years

Current councillor?  No

Clubs/sports/interests:   Safer Communities Alliance / youth work

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

Brief description: I am motivated and ambitious and born and raised in the Tweed. I am studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in Convention and Event Management at Southern Cross University. Two years ago I created the Tweed Battle of the Bands. I am the secretary of the Safer Communities Alliance, which is a not-for-profit organisation.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

Desire to see youth made a focus on the Tweed and to see stronger networking between agencies already doing great work in the field. By giving the youth activities and initiatives I strongly believe that antisocial behaviour will decrease and that the local youth profile will be raised.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

To maintain and develop a strong sense of community while developing real and sustainable opportunities for our local youth.

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

By always striving to keep the Tweed unique by ensuring development always respecting the environment. All future developments should have environmental awareness and responsibility. Also in order to develop an area the infrastructure must be continually upgraded and maintained.

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

Youth services, activities and initiatives.


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