VOTE FOR YOUR FUTURE
COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS SAYS: IT’S NOT YOUR RIGHT, IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
PERTH’S residents have a woeful record of voting in local government elections and it’s well beyond time that changed.
Quite frankly, if you can’t be bothered checking a box on a ballot paper that has been delivered to your house and then taking it to a mailbox, you have no right to complain about all of the things councils do that affect your daily life.
At the local government elections in 2013 and 2015, just 21.6 per cent and 20.5 per cent voted in the City of Wanneroo council election. Across metropolitan Perth, the average was an appalling 27.5 per cent.
Do you not care about the impost of rates on your hip pocket during tough economic times?
Are you unconcerned about high-rise buildings popping up in surrounding streets?
Concerned your street has become a raceway for young hoons? Did you vote?
Postal votes will arrive in your letterbox from September 27 if there is a contest in your area.
We implore you to fill it in and take it straight to the mailbox. It is your duty and responsibility.
ALL six City of Wanneroo councillors whose terms end next month have renominated for the October elections, as have several former councillors.
There are 14 candidates for the three North Coast ward seats, with two currently held by Crs Linda Aitken and Glynis Parker.
The third seat has been vacant since Sabine Winton won the Wanneroo seat at the March state election and her predecessor, Paul Miles, is one of nine candidates for the two Central ward positions.
In that ward, incumbent Crs Dot Newton and Dianne Guise are both hoping to retain their seats, as are Hugh Nguyen and Domenic Zappa in the South ward.
Former elected members Stuart Mackenzie and Nguyet-Anh Truong are also contesting the two South ward positions.
Other North Coast ward candidates include former councillors Rudi Steffans and Laura Gray, plus Eby Mathew, Neil Rigby, Chris Howard, Lewis Flood, Sonet Coetzee, John Ware, Ryan Eaton, June Kelly, Helen Berry and Max Hoy.
The Central ward choices also includes Aaron Sawmadal, Vic Etherington, Andrew Baillie, Monique Genovese, Michael Howard and John Agnew.
The remaining candidates for the South ward are Adam Blackheart, Alan Davies, Stefan Claite and Philip Couper.