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Robyn Sparks

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1 Candidate details

Name: Robyn Sparks

Council: Ballina

Town/city: Ballina

Number of years in shire/LGA: Region 25 years, the last six in Ballina.

Current councillor? Y/N No

Clubs/sports/interests: I am a head coach for a  Dragon Boat club and compete at  national level. I also paddle with a local outrigger canoe club. I have facilitated a support group for local Ballina shire women  for five years.

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

If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?: Ballina Greens

Brief description: I live in Ballina and enjoy a sense of community here. I work in early childhood education. I have a degree in Applied Science, specialising in Natural Resource Management.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

Ballina’s strengths lie in its community,  economy and natural environment. Our shire needs councillors who care equally for  these assets.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

A shire with high employment rates for all people who live here. A shire using clean energy, minimising waste.

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

I believe it is best not to put residential development on floodplains, on good agricultural land, or in wildlife habitat.

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

I feel strongly about community consultation.

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