Shoalhaven City CouncilOur Candidates and Our Plan for Shoalhaven City Council
I’ve lived on the NSW South Coast for 17 years and have been representing the Greens on the Shoalhaven City Council for the past 8 years. My working life has been diverse – I’ve operated a family business, had a career in banking and now own and operate a cattle farm in the Milton area.
I’m a big believer in community consultation, which is why I chose to be part of a party that’s all about grassroots involvement. During my time on Council I’ve witnessed how important community involvement is to local projects and I’m convinced that local knowledge is an essential ingredient for finding solutions to local problems.
Nina has a long history of contributing to the Shoalhaven after being involved in many community groups. She has contributed over the years at the Illaroo Road Public School as President of the P&C and Vice President and Convener of the Southern Branch Representative Football Club, Life skills education, Allied Health network, Shoalhaven professional business Association and Transformative Education programs.
Nina has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse for almost 30 years, and is passionate about the health and well-being of communities. Since moving to the Shoalhaven in 2004 she has provided services in Aged Care, Aboriginal Health, Stroke Unit author at the local hospital and Health Education across many disciplines. She is currently employed as the Shoalhaven Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist providing best outcomes and quality of life for those people affected with Neurodegenerative conditions.
Nina has been a Greens Councillor for over two years sitting on Shoalhaven City Council , with portfolio’s in Health, Indigenous Rights, Climate Change and Health, Creating cycle ways, green spaces, and healthy cities as well as chair person of the Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee advocating for people with disabilities and their carers.
She believes that Governments need to be investing in people and providing resources and support to ensure people living in our country have access to opportunities and services such as Education, Health care, employment, transport and housing. When governments invest in people they produce big returns in contributions back to the community through acts of kindness, caring , integrity and overall improved wellbeing that builds resilient and efficient communities. A world that values people over profits is a world worth living in and a place where future generations can blossom!
Nina has been pre selected as the Greens representative for the seat of Kiama in the upcoming elections in 2019. Her experience with Health , Education, Sport, Indigenous issues and Disabilities, will provide strong advocacy for people across the lifespan from young children, youth and our ageing population.
John spent the first 57 years of his life in the Sutherland Shire where he and his wife raised three children and ran successful businesses in both the printing and real estate industries. In 2003 the family bought land at Tomerong as a holiday destination and moved there permanently in 2007. John’s history of community activism goes back to the 1970’s. read more…
Kaye and her husband bought their first home in the Shoalhaven in 1999. Kaye chose the Shoalhaven for the unspoilt beaches, the bushland and the holiday memories from her childhood.
Kaye has been a community campaigner all her life. She has organised grass roots responses to everything from destructive waste products to the destruction of local foreshores. She worked in women’s employment projects for many years, then retrained as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A long career in private practice, developing a successful small business, followed.
Kaye will campaign for quality, local, family-friendly services, and family-friendly local development.