During this council term, my key focus areas are:
Extensive on the ground knowledge of ecological restoration, bush regeneration & farm forestry. Biodiversity and wildlife corridor enhancement including alternative solutions to cattle grazing.
Rail corridor restoration and major connectivity improvements.
Link housing affordability & availability with environmental enhancement via contemporary ecologically sustainable solutions.
Creative community industries
Arts and creativity in all aspects of our lives are among our greatest assets. New arts hubs, support for innovative design and climate change solutions. Cultural events and festivals that target a wider demographic.
Review and update the equity of contribution plans.
Align infrastructure delivery with planning strategies and make changes to facilitate key objectives relating to housing/food growing and increasing biodiversity.
I aim to encourage environmentally aware respectful tourism with a need to communicate the role of biodiversity and ecosystems in maintaining our quality of life physically and psychologically and in understanding the challenges of climate change and eco-anxiety. Motivate and empower visitors and residents to action and personal change both locally and elsewhere.
If we can understand the benefits of a deep connection with nature it becomes personally and politically relevant to enhance our ecosystems.