candidate for Eurobodalla council
I’ve lived on Walbanga Country, in Moruya, since 2014 when I was attracted to this area because of its stunning array of beaches and forests, strong communities and a resurging local food economy.
I work in customer service roles and I am the owner of a small business with an online store selling reusable cloth pads for menstruation and incontinence, proudly produced right here in Moruya. I’m always looking for ways to reduce consumption of resources and eliminate waste so that we can all find ways to tread lightly on our Earth.
With your support, I will repeat Greens Councillor Pat McGinlay’s 2019 call for Eurobodalla Shire to join 99 (and counting) local governments in Australia, and thousands world-wide, to declare a Climate Emergency.
I look forward to working with Council staff to enact robust climate mitigation and adaptation plans so that our communities are safe and are resilient to the challenges of the changing climate.
There is so much we can do at the local level to meet these challenges. But for that we’ll need a Council that is truly responsive to the concerns of residents.
Unfortunately the current Council has developed a reputation for a lack of transparency in decision making. As a Councillor I will work to create opportunities for more community input into Council’s decision making and will be repeating calls for the re-instatement of livestreaming of the Public Forum. I will prioritise honest and transparent governance of our Shire and will be accessible and accountable to our residents.