Jackie Brooks

Coun­cil can­di­date

Pilbara News - - Local Government Elections -

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Man­ager of Nin­ga­loo Lodge Lo­cal govern­ment ex­pe­ri­ence: None, how­ever I have ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence on boards and com­mit­tees in ex­ec­u­tive roles past and present. How long have you lived in Ex­mouth? 20 years Why did you de­cide to run for coun­cil­lor? To en­sure the vi­a­bil­ity of the $32 mil­lion Nin­ga­loo Cen­tre while main­tain­ing a safe en­vi­ron­ment to raise fam­i­lies and cre­ate em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. What have you been in­volved in lo­cally within Ex­mouth? I vol­un­teer on many com­mu­nity com­mit­tees as­sist­ing busi­ness and sup­port­ing tourism op­er­a­tors, and am cur­rently Aus­tralia’s Co­ral Coast deputy chair­woman re­spon­si­ble for mar­ket­ing Ex­mouth/Nin­ga­loo to do­mes­tic and international trav­ellers. What do you think the big­gest is­sue fac­ing Ex­mouth to­day is? The big­gest is­sue for any tourism town is cre­at­ing ac­cess whether it be by road, plane or ship. I have an ex­ten­sive work­ing re­la­tion­ship with Qantas and air ac­cess is an op­por­tu­nity to grow the tourism mar­ket and at­tract bud­get air­lines such as Jet­star, in­creas­ing em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for res­i­dents.

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