1 Candidate details
Name: Tracey Stride
Council: Tweed Shire
Town/city: Cudgen 2487
Number of years in shire/LGA: 34
Current councillor? No
Clubs/sports/interests: Cudgen SLSC; touch football, bushwalking, swimming, friends, family
Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Y
If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?: Independent, 1. Eddie Roberts 2. Scott Sledge 3. Tim O’Hara
Brief description: A woman with a positive attitude who loves the area she lives in and the people around her. My job: Software trainer and implementation specialist with a business background with some tertiary studies at the local uni. My history: Mother of two adult sons, married to a local. My place: Cudgen, living on five acres of fertile red-soil farmland. [60 words]
2 What has motivated you to stand?
Desire for respectful governance; need for sustainable vision and direction for the shire that recognises all elements of our society eg the young, the old, the workers who have to travel out of our shire for employment, and the disenfranchised.
3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?
Sustainable, suitable urban development; council/business/tourism/government co-operation to boost employment in the Tweed eg Cudgen farmers specialise in sweet potatoes; Tweed has its university – help them to value add to those industries
4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?
By fast-tracking environmentally sensible development applications that promote holistic communities that recognise the high youth and ageing populations we have in the Tweed, also by attracting industries to provide local employment thus reducing congestion on our roads.
5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?
Respectful behaviour modelling, creating good workplace culture; morally sound decision making; giving people a voice; listening well; acting ethically.