Matthew Ni­ikkula

Coun­cil can­di­date

Pilbara News - - Local Government Elections -

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Re­tailer, man­ag­ing direc­tor of Ex­mouth BETTA Home Liv­ing. Lo­cal govern­ment ex­pe­ri­ence: No pre­vi­ous at­tempts at run­ning for coun­cil.

How long have you lived in Ex­mouth? All my life, 40 years.

Why did you de­cide to run for coun­cil­lor? A great op­por­tu­nity to be part of a com­plete new coun­cil ded­i­cated to rep­re­sent­ing our won­der­ful com­mu­nity. What have you been in­volved in lo­cally within Ex­mouth? Dur­ing my life I have been in­volved in many lo­cal events, clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions. I like to give back to our small com­mu­nity through spon­sor­ship ac­tiv­i­ties, events and tour­na­ments that Ex­mouth hosts. What do you think the big­gest is­sue fac­ing Ex­mouth to­day is? I per­son­ally be­lieve the most im­por­tant role of a new coun­cil is to re­build the trust and re­spect of our com­mu­nity. It’s an ex­cit­ing time for Ex­mouth and, while be­ing mind­ful of our past, we need to em­brace the fu­ture — think­ing pos­i­tive, act­ing pos­i­tive, be­ing pos­i­tive so we can move for­ward to­gether.

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