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May 13, 2021

Vicki Findlay – Lismore candidate

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1 Candidate details

Name: Vicki Findlay

Council: Lismore City Council

Town/city: Lismore

Number of years in shire/LGA: Moved to North Lismore 16 years ago to raise young family.

Current councillor? No

Clubs/sports/interests: Winsome Gospel Choir; Banyam-Baigham Landcare; Coal Seam Gas The Musical; CSG Free Northern Rivers

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

If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket? We are Girls in Government, an independent all-female ticket. Our members are Kate Olivieri, Angela Mathew, Scout Symons, Terry Lawrence and Vicki Findlay.

Brief description:

  • currently working in mediation and community development
  • I enjoy spending time in the community participating in activities around sustainability, local decision making and social inclusion.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

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

·      by having transparent and meaningful consultation processes that allow for real input into decision making from all stakeholder groups

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

But in more detail…

  • taking into account how developments, community projects, infrastructure work affect all residents, not only specific interest groups
  • seeking additional funding for community projects that creatively promote a sense of community
  • having a council that works well together and is representative of more sections of the community

 


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