Stephanie Deane, Group B Tweed Shire Council candidate
This week residents of Tweed have the opportunity to change the face of council. It’s no good voting for party politics as we do at a federal and state level. Local government is different; it’s grass roots and should be for residents and communities not for agendas driven by party politics.
One councillor in particular has been there too long. Warren Polglase has been in council for 25 years, he’s more than had his chance to make a difference in the shire. Residents you have the opportunity to vote in fresh faces and ideas, please don’t waste your vote.
While some candidates are running as unlabelled, those being Warren Polglase and Carolyn Byrne, others are running as independents, being Jayne Henry and Bryce Allsop and the Liberal James Owen. These candidates are all preferencing each other so make sure you know who and what you are voting for.
If you want another four years of Warren, then don’t regret your decision later if he heads in your direction with a bulldozer or Gold Coast style development in your neighbourhood.
In a local newspaper this week he has stated that the Jack Evans Boat Harbour is a lazy asset waiting to be exploited by council given the opportunity. What he forgets is that it’s Crown Land parkland for the people to use and enjoy.
Let’s hope we get a really good outcome, fresh ideas and thinking that will take the Tweed to new levels while protecting what we all value most about the Tweed.