Local political party, the Together Party, will host a conference, March 14, from 10am at the Byron Community Centre to ‘look at how the local community can get involved and create a new force in council elections in Byron Shire and beyond.’
Founder, Mark Swivel, says it will comprise a panel discussion with an open Q&A.
‘Then we will come back and plan how we might run a council campaign for real.
‘The conference aims to answer these questions in a Togetherist way: What kind of Byron do we want? What does local government do? How should it change? Should Together be involved? How can we make it happen?
‘Together is about building our common wealth. About bringing people together to make better communities and to involve people in government for all of us.
‘Like all levels of government in Australia, our councils are stale and need a reboot. It’s true that local government is under-resourced and has limited power, but maybe we can change that.
‘Together was born in Byron. We’re true local. So we want to hear from true locals. Not just the usual voices. New people. Come and join us and talk to us’.