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Looking for a new vision for Council? Time to get Together…

The Together Party will host a conference, on March 14 to ‘look at how the local community can get involved and create a new force in council elections in Byron Shire and beyond’.

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’.


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3 responses to “Looking for a new vision for Council? Time to get Together…”

  1. Emily Stewart says:

    Quite Simple. The Together Party could stand up for the environment as there is a huge hole left by the greens who have moved right as they now want to be pro-development and mix with concrete, cement and gravel and real estate.
    No one is looking after the environment, the trees, the koalas, the rivers, the ocean, the air we breathe and all natural things.

  2. selene richards says:

    That is very accurate Emily, Council, Parks and Wildlife and Marine Parks Byron Bay are each neglectful of the environment.. They all have good environmental policy but each seem to lack the human resources to manage compliance to policies and guidelines.

  3. Rossco Phillips says:

    With the next Council elections fast approaching whoever is thinking of standing in opposition to the pro-development Greens had better get moving.

    From my own experience in running campaigns, any serious individuals or groups should be past the drawing board stage by now and making themselves, and their policies / platform, known to the electorate.

    Let’s hope we see this very soon from politically non-aligned candidates.

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