I have been working in environment management for over 12 years. My clients have included private sector organisations, the Australian and state governments, and catchment management authorities. I have extensive experience in public and stakeholder consultation including indigenous groups, land-owners, and local government to achieve agreeable positive outcomes in the area of environment sustainability, and this includes economic profitability, and community-social benefits. By trade I am an academically qualified park ranger (ecotourism), and I enjoy spending my free time enjoying the local natural environment. I purchased a home at Four Mile within the past two years to be closer to my family, and have been visiting Port Douglas for 20 years. The new Douglas Shire Council is unique with regards to community, tourism, agriculture and business, and World Heritage National Parks that include rainforest and reef. I believe that I have a wealth of experience from natural resource management that will assist the community to achieve positive desired sustainable outcomes. The role of a councillor as an individual elected member is to represent the interests of residents and ratepayers. To represent the interests of residents and ratepayers. To ensure local community values are taken into consideration. Ideally any waterfront development would need to be economically viable, and maintain the ‘‘vision’’ for the local area. Clean drinking water is a valuable asset. I would support a chemical free water supply if government health standards can be met with minimal financial cost. A healthy and prosperous community that benefits from successful business and the natural environment.