Armidale Regional Council

Our Councillors and Our Plans for Armidale Regional

The Greens focus on issues that matter to Armidale Regional

Greens representation on Armidale Regional Council strives to make our region a model area for healthy, sustainable development and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

  1. Sustainable growth to attract new residents & create jobs while protecting the environment
  2. Fair and wise use of community resources
  3. Seek Regional Growth and Stronger Communities Funding
  4. Promote energy efficiency, community & council solar projects, passive solar housing & encourage major development close to main employment areas
  5. Promote community well-being, reduce woodsmoke pollution & address the 3 year life expectancy gap between New England North West and Sydney

Deputy Mayor Dorothy Robinson

Dorothy’s research work reducing agricultural greenhouse emissions helps her understand both rural and urban issues. Her focus on council is to ensure wise use of community resources and to give ratepayers value for money.

Dorthy believes that council needs to take advantage of the $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund and other opportunities to create a healthy, sustainable environment and reduce the 3-year gap in life expectancy between Sydney and our region. She believes that her task as councillor for the Greens is working to ensure that economic and population growth are sustainable and healthy. This means supporting initiatives like passive solar energy-efficient buildings and locating major developments close to employment areas and safe routes to schools to encourage walking and cycling.

She is convinced that the Armidale region can become a model for regional Australia, building on strengths like excellent communications, educational facilities, local expertise, affordable land for new businesses, short commuting distances and safe cycling facilities, and is working hard to make this happen.