Housing, a move to 100 percent renewable energy use locally by 2030 and the Great Koala National Park will be top priorities, as the Greens, lead by current Mayor Dominic King, hit the campaign trail for Bellingen’s council election.
By the Editor
Former Greens party leader, Bob Brown, visited Urunga recently to speak to the team’s vision and launch their campaign.
A report by NBN News Alison Paul can be viewed at this link https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2021/06/13/bob-brown-helps-launch-belligen-greens-campaign/
Mayor King, a past keen sportsman who played 201 games in Sydney for the Parramatta Rugby Union Club, has been Mayor since winning popular election in 2016 after a previous four year stint as a Councillor. The full Bellingen Greens ticket is current Councillors Jennie Fenton, who is also the Deputy Mayor, and Toni Wright-Turner and also Gary Fry and Melanie Tyas, who are positions four and five on the ticket.
The Greens eight point policy plan to be taken to the election policy for Bellingen voters to consider, as announced by their Facebook page, are;
– Support community efforts working to resolve the housing crisis
– Implement the Council adopted biodiversity strategy including advocacy and support for the Great Koala National Park
– Prioritise public infrastructure improvements to support business activity including sustainable and inclusive tourism facilities
– Strengthen engagement with local Gumbaynggirr communities
– Building community resilience by implementing projects which prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters
– Progress the shires disability inclusion action plan
– Lead initiatives that support the long term security for our water supply
– Develop strategies that encourage and support regenerative agriculture enterprises.
Lead photo: NBN News.
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