Wingecarribee Shire CouncilOur Councillors and Our Plan for the Wingecarribee Shire
Gordon spent 10 years of his childhood in Robertson, attending Robertson Public School and then Moss Vale High. After moving to Sydney for employment, raising a family and holding various corporate jobs for 30+ years and living and working overseas for a few years, Gordon returned to Robertson several years ago. He is well-known around Moss Vale as a postman, a job which brings him into contact with the community and keeps him fit. Gordon is passionate about the environment and sustainability and is a regular bushwalker and nature photographer.
Gordon’s personal values are aligned with those of The Greens, which are:
- Ecological sustainability
- Grassroots participatory democracy
- Social justice
- Peace and non-violence
Gordon says: ”What I want to bring to council is the inclusion of environmental impacts in decision making, the involvement of the local people, the community in determining council actions and initiatives, while maintaining the quality and loveliness of the Southern Highlands for all residents and importantly, the future residents of this wonderful shire.”
The Greens will work towards providing and improving good community facilities such as improved pedestrian paths, cycle ways, Community Centres and support for local based child care facilities.
The Greens endorse the practical and symbolic roles Council plays in supporting indigenous people in our community.
We will take action against the causes of climate change and the effects it is having in our Shire. Council must ensure our decisions don’t come at the expense of our children.
We want our children and future citizens to live in the best community that we can pass on to them.
The primary purpose of the Environment Levy is to maintain and enhance our natural environment. The Greens will ensure that this is adhered to in all decisions.
The Southern Highlands must continue to be a place of quality local food production and clean waterways.
The Southern Highlands towns, villages, farmland and bushland must be protected from overdevelopment.
The Greens have worked on Council to make the Highlands a better place for all. We have:
- Helped ensure an affordable and successful Moss Vale Aquatic Centre was built.
- Promoted energy saving measures on all Council infrastructure including solar panels, solar hot water and LED lighting.
- Participated in the Environment Committee to help manage the Environment Levy.
- Strongly opposed unsustainable large subdivisions.
- Supported community campaigns against inappropriate development proposals.