1 Candidate details
Name: Vicki Findlay
Council: Lismore City Council
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.
- 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