Heather Lake

Coun­cil can­di­date

Pilbara News - - Local Government Elections -

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Cus­tomer ser­vice of­fi­cer Lo­cal govern­ment ex­pe­ri­ence: Nil How long have you lived in Ex­mouth? 22 years Why did you de­cide to run for coun­cil­lor? I’m stand­ing as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of our com­mu­nity be­cause I feel I can con­vey their views to coun­cil fo­rums. What have you been in­volved in lo­cally within Ex­mouth? I have built and op­er­ated a marine eco-tourism and an ac­com­mo­da­tion busi­ness. I then pro­moted tourism for the re­gion and now work as a govern­ment ser­vice of­fi­cer. I’ve also served on the cham­ber of com­merce, vis­i­tor cen­tre and whale shark com­mit­tees. What do you think the big­gest is­sue fac­ing Ex­mouth to­day is? The is­sue will be how our Shire sup­ports com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ments that could pro­vide our com­mu­nity with ad­di­tional in­come streams and bet­ter job se­cu­rity with­out com­pro­mis­ing the spe­cial val­ues of our nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. There will be a fine bal­anc­ing act be­tween de­vel­op­ment and con­ser­va­tion. It has been done be­fore.

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