The state election is weeks away and the electorate of Ballina is a marginal seat.
These are exciting times and you have the opportunity to take part in them.
COREM, Bay FM and The Echo are joining together to give you a chance to meet all the candidates for the electorate of Ballina Monday March 18 at the Byron Theatre 6 till 8pm.
This pre-election candidates’ forum will help get you up to speed on who is planning what and how they plan to do it.
Candidates will give you their pitches before fielding questions.
The question is will this crop of politicians put money on the table, invest in our local expertise, and support the visionaries in our area to lead the country in community renewables and sustainable technologies? Let’s make sure they do. Come and experience firsthand the power of community engagement.
Valentine’s Day forum
If you can’t wait until then, or are of a particularly unromantic bent, you can meet three of the Ballina candidates – Tamara Smith (Greens), Asren Pugh (Labor), and Ben Franklin (Nationals) – at the Macadamia Castle tonight (Thursday February 14) from 6pm.
The forum will be MCed by local real estate agent and Byron Writers Festival founder Chris Hanley.
Email [email protected] or sign up on the Facebook events page to attend.