Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville
We are privileged to have had a Greens councillor in the Tweed Shire for eight years, and in the last year to have had our first Greens female mayor. Katie Milne has consistently stood up for the community and the environment, and provided the checks and balances against inappropriate development.
Katie has a proven track record of being innovative and getting things done. She has no vested self-interest that has motivated her to be a councillor. Her only interest is in making our community, and the world, a better place for all.
The Tweed is set to have 12,000 more people at Cobaki, 10,000 at Kings Forest and 6,000 at Dunloe Park. It is Katie who will do everything in her power to minimise the impacts of such a large influx of new residents in order to avoid Gold Coast-style traffic chaos.
It is Katie who will always vote for what people value, not to be crammed in like sardines, with loss of privacy and our views over-shadowed by inappropriate man-made landscapes. It is Katie who votes for more parks and open space shaded by trees. It is Katie who honours the cultural rights of the Aboriginal community. It is Katie who stands up for protection of our threatened native species and the environment that make the Tweed special.
And it is Katie who instigated the Economic Development Strategy and who will continue to push for energy efficiency and renewable technology in order to combat the dangerous effects of climate change on our community.
To return our mayor and Greens councillor Katie Milne on September 10 is an insurance in the protection of Tweed’s unique lifestyle and natural assets into the future.
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