Councillor for the West Tamar

October, 2014

Close, but no cigar

Counting is done and dusted for the Deputy Mayor position and unfortunately, yours truly didn’t get over the line. Congratulations to Cr. Joy Allen who is now Deputy Mayor. With only 20% of the vote for Councillor counted, it looks like I shall retain my position on Council. Thanks to everyone who has supported me […]

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D-Day

Well, we are here. Polls closed at 10am this morning and counting began just over and hour and a half ago. Fingers crossed we can get over the line for both Councillor and Deputy Mayor.

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October Council Meeting

It was a very big Council agenda for the last sitting of the current Council. I am very pleased to say that we endorsed the final draft of the Legana Structural Plan. We now have a framework that can direct development in Legana for the next 20 year and ensure that Legana remains a wonderful […]

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Farewell Barry Easter

Today was Barry Easter’s last formal engagement as Mayor of the West Tamar. Barry has been our mayor since 2000 and has chalked up an impressive 31 years on Council. It has been a privileged and an honour to serve my first term on Council under his Mayoral guidance. He has been a fantastic leader […]

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And so it begins

Local Government voting forms start arriving in the mail today. Between now and 10am on Tuesday the 28th you have the opportunity to shape the future of this municipality for the next for years. I urge everyone to cast their vote by placing a 1 next to my name for both Councillor and Deputy Mayor.

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Letter to the Editor – Poor form by Wightman

It would appear that former Government minister Brian Wightman is now doing the bidding of his new masters, the Property Council of Tasmania and calling for forced council amalgamations. Here is my letter to the Examiner: Poor call by Wightman It is disappointing to read comments by former government minister Brian Wightman, once a strong […]

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Political alignment

One question that has been asked of me many times in the past two weeks is what my political alignments are. My answer to this is that I am apolitical, I am not a member of any party and do not follow any of the major parties policies when voting on issues at Council. This […]

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Art in the valley

This weekend has seen the start of art month in the Tamar Valley with the opening weekend of Artentwine, the outstanding art festival which combines art with wine. Friday night saw the opening of the chatterbox project at Windsor Park and the official launch of this years Artentwine. Saturday was all about sculpture with the […]

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Here we go – Local Government Elections 2014

the candidate list has been released by the Electoral Commission and there are 17 candidates vying for 9 positions on the West Tamar Council. There are four candidates for Mayor, and I will be up against two other candidates for Deputy Mayor. For those interested, here is a copy of my candidate statement that will […]

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