Final candidate answers questions
I WOULD like to apologise to you and your readers for being on holidays and unable to respond to The Manjimup-Bridgetown Times’
questions for the 2017 Local Government Elections.
I also thank the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
for taking the initiative to include my profile as a substitute.
For the record I include an abridged version of my answers here:
1. I have nominated because I believe that unless you are part of the decision making process one cannot complain about the outcomes of the decisions made.
2. I see the biggest issues for the shire in the coming decade will be reduced available funds, the need for housing, employment and care for our ageing population.
3. To improve tourism in the shire we will need to encourage operators to supply more vacation accommodation and interest groups to expand their activities into the area.
4. Employment will be addressed by promoting innovation, supporting start-up companies and to encourage small boutique farming to produce a greater variety of products rather than concentrating on large mono crops which will eventually collapse through either over supply or disease.
5. The biggest projects that I am passionate about is improved transport facilities, creating activities for our youth (to try and prevent them going into illicit drug use) and weed and rubbish reduction.
If people have not already done so, I encourage them to vote.
Please drop your votes off at the council rather than costing postage.
In closing, I would like to wish the best to all 2017 Local Government candidates.
Nicholas Hort, East Ward candidate