Cr Pryce Allsop was a Conservative member of the previous Tweed Shire Council and hails from Murwillumbah. Mr Allsop is running as the head of Group K with William Larkin from Kielvale, Colin Brooks from Kynnumboon, Brent Saddler also from Murwillumbah and, Jeffrey Gosel from Stokers Siding.
Mr Allsop is known to support business development and voted for the rail trail on formation. He often votes with long term sitting Conservative councillor Warren Polglase both of whom sought to increase the facility for secondary dwellings on rural lots and farmland.
Mr Allsop said if he is elected ‘My objective is to be part of a balanced, functional Council that supports innovation, business and economic growth. Provides support, protection, and care for our beautiful environment and its wildlife. Maintaining the Shires mantra of high-level conservation is an ingredient each councillor is entrusted to uphold.
‘Further support and encourage the influence of Tweed’s important heritage locations.
‘I would like to support Tweed’s communities and the many valuable but numerous associations that exist. Cost cutting can impact support for these groups.
‘Micro-management of applications and inconsistency in consideration in my opinion needs to be rained in. Judicial fairness should be observed and staff determination respected.
‘Agricultural and rural land sectors need strategies refined and improved. Providing solutions that speak to building stronger, more resilient communities are essential. Opportunities exist for rural landowners to provide some of the solutions that speak to the housing crisis. Another important issue still remains with the determination of camphor laurel removal in Tweed.
‘Cabarita has seen a escalation of visitation causing traffic and parking issues to become a concern to say the least. Councillors will need to prioritise initiatives that can potentially reduce the impacts and effects of the growth and popularity of this great location.
‘The ultimate Council will work for all sectors of our diverse community. Working as a team for Tweed’s broad demographic. Morphing initiatives and supporting community goals.
‘This Term of Council is reduced to only thirty months. We need to deliver objectives efficiently. Grants, scheduled works, numerous Councillor Notices Of Motion (NoM), and multiple strategies already adopted. Councillor focus should be on efficiency and delivery. Staff as a human resource should be allocated, targeted and used wisely with direction. Councillor roll’s are not dissimilar to board of directors so to be a cohesive efficient team is ultimately the desired outcome for the organisation.’