Policies to help improve Eurobodalla Shire offerings for residents, businesses and visitors were unveiled today as Eurobodalla Labor for Council announced its full platform in advance of the 4 December elections.
“The team has been working hard at developing sensible yet innovative policies for the shire’s future,” Mayoral candidate David Grace said today. “While local governments might be more restricted than state or federal governments with their smaller budgets, thus moderating the scope of the projects and services they can realistically deliver, they can still be innovative and future-oriented.
“That’s exactly what our policies cover:
- natural disaster preparedness
- land and property
- climate change and environment
- small business and jobs
- equal opportunity
- culture and the arts
- community services
“Our candidates all bring valuable and relevant life skills, experiences, qualifications and backgrounds to this election, and they are excited about the opportunity to serve their community.
“Unlike some candidates currently crowd-sourcing their policies on Facebook and other social media platforms, Eurobdalla Labor for Council has invested a lot of serious thought and energy into its reforms which we are proud to promote to, and discuss with, the community,” Mr Grace said.
Voters no longer trust candidates’ assurances who promise full transparency and accountability in the future, but then fail to deliver.
“The actual outcome after each Eurobodalla Shire Council election in recent times has been no change whatsoever to the culture of secrecy and unaccountability that pervades the council’s activities,” Mr Grace said.
“In fact, many people believe the situation has probably deteriorated over the last decade or more and we’ve decided it’s time for some concrete, positive outcomes for the community.
“We are going into this election with a suite of detailed measures,” he added.
The Labor candidates in addition to David Grace are Maureen Searson, Matthew Findlay, Claire McAsh, Deirdre Russack and Jack Egan.