ROBIN MELLEMA, SOUTH WARD

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times Nannup Shire Council Candidates -

1. I have been a coun­cil­lor and deputy pres­i­dent for many years and wish to con­tinue in this role.

Nannup has been our home town for more than 30 years and this is my way of sup­port­ing the town for all that it has given us over those years.

2. Main­tain­ing a sus­tain­able growth rate that bal­ances the needs of peo­ple, who have di­verse be­liefs and in­ter­ests.

Re­ten­tion of our com­mu­nity’s youth as this helps keep the town ac­tive and vi­brant.

Shire fi­nan­cial man­age­ment will al­ways be an im­per­a­tive, es­pe­cially in the eco­nomic cli­mate with ever-di­min­ish­ing State and Fed­eral sup­port.

3. Tourism is in­creas­ing due to Nannup’s cen­tral lo­ca­tion in the South West.

As a coun­cil we sup­port as many tourist-based ven­tures as pos­si­ble. Work­ing with other shires and dis­tricts we are able to pro­vide trails that in­volve the link­ing of many tourist at­trac­tions, from the nat­u­ral to built en­vi­ron­ment.

4. By sup­port­ing a broad range of projects, rang­ing from in­di­vid­u­als through to com­mu­ni­ty­based en­ter­prises.

While do­ing this I be­lieve we need to be aware of the needs of the com­mu­nity and main­tain a bal­anced ap­proach to growth and devel­op­ment and the life­style choices of the mem­bers of our com­mu­nity.

5. I love see­ing peo­ple come to our town with en­ter­prise ideas they want to es­tab­lish and due to their pas­sion and per­se­ver­ance, there are many small busi­nesses.

I want a con­clu­sion of our main street up­grade and our town to re­main a safe, at­trac­tive com­mu­nity to visit and live in.

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