Twelve jos­tle for five spots on coun­cil

Albany Extra - - Local Government Elections - Tayler Neale

With five po­si­tions avail­able on the Shire of Den­mark coun­cil, 12 can­di­dates will jos­tle for elec­tion next month.

Three spots are up for grabs within the Scots­dale-Shad­forth ward, with in­cum­bents

Peter Caron and Mark Allen seek­ing re-elec­tion, while Yas­min Bartlett has re­signed midterm.

For­mer coun­cil­lors Belinda

Row­land, John Sampson and Bar­bara Mar­shall are part of a group run­ning for coun­cil that wants to “Get Den­mark Back on Track”.

Also con­test­ing Scots­dale-Shad­forth is Kings­ley Gib­son, a for­mer coun­cil­lor in Capel who worked for the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, and South Coast Surf­ing Lessons owner Mike Ne­unuebel.

In the Kent-Nor­nalup ward

Clem Wright will try to be re­elected and is di­rectly op­posed to Roger Seeney, a for­mer coun­cil­lor who is part of the Get Den­mark Back on Track group.

Shire pres­i­dent David Mor­rell will look to be re-elected in the Town ward ,with Richard

Dem­bowski and Ian Os­borne op­pos­ing Mr Mor­rell.

Peter Caron: If elected, I look for­ward to putting the Strate­gic Com­mu­nity Plan into ac­tion, sup­port­ing busi­nesses, pro­vid­ing sta­bil­ity to coun­cil, and re­spect­ing our town and en­vi­ron­ment.

Mark Allen: I see a com­mu­nity-driven coun­cil that has its eyes fixed on a sus­tain­able fu­ture for our town.

Belinda Row­land: I will sup­port pos­i­tive en­vi­ron­men­tal waste man­age­ment pri­or­i­ties, im­proved roads, and sound bud­get man­age­ment to pro­vide sus­tain­able, strate­gic in­vest­ment poli­cies.

John Sampson: I be­lieve the at­tributes of Den­mark can

only be pre­served with care­ful and sen­si­tive man­age­ment and with the back­ing of a com­mu­nity united and con­fi­dent in its elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Kings­ley Gib­son: I am stand­ing for coun­cil be­cause I want to help the Den­mark com­mu­nity, econ­omy and coun­cil move for­ward.

Mike Ne­unuebel: I’m pas­sion­ate about life and that's why I love to live in Den­mark. Give me a chance to give some­thing back to this com­mu­nity.

Clem Wright: I am stand­ing for re-elec­tion in or­der to con­tinue to have the op­por­tu­nity to in­flu­ence poli­cies and de­ci­sions which di­rectly af­fect ratepay­ers and res­i­dents.

Roger Seeney: I am fully sup­port­ive of the en­tire new in­dus­trial area and bridge and see this, along with re­mov­ing Den­mark from the lo­cal gov­ern­ment watch list, as pri­or­i­ties. David Mor­rell: I am seek­ing

a fur­ther term to see the com­ple­tion of im­proved strate­gies for cor­po­rate gov­er­nance and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment, in­clud­ing the in­te­grated plan­ning frame­work.

Richard Dem­bowski: Tourism op­por­tu­ni­ties, busi­ness di­ver­sity and life­style are very im­por­tant to me and I want to im­prove these ar­eas.

Ian Os­borne: I was a Den­mark Shire coun­cil­lor in 201115 and am stand­ing again be­cause I am com­mit­ted to Den­mark and ded­i­cated to its fu­ture, and Den­mark needs a strong, di­verse coun­cil.

Elec­tion vot­ing pack­ages will be sent to res­i­dents, with vot­ing re­quired to be com­pleted by 6pm on Oc­to­ber 21.

Mean­while, the Shire of Plan­ta­genet has an­nounced the re-elec­tion of coun­cil­lors Jeff Moir, Brett Bell, Jon Old­field, Sue Ether­ing­ton

and Len Han­dasyde, while Be­van Lang was also elected.

Pic­tures: Lau­rie Ben­son

Den­mark Shire Coun­cil Ad­min­is­tra­tion Cen­tre.

Five Shire of Plan­ta­genet coun­cil­lors have been re-elected.

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