Ruth Sil­vester:

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With a life­time of pro­vid­ing nurs­ing care, man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ence in ru­ral hos­pi­tals and liv­ing in re­gional com­mu­ni­ties I be­lieve I’m per­fect to stand for elec­tion to the Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil.

Grow­ing up in the area and liv­ing in Tocumwal, I’m keen to of­fer my ex­pe­ri­ence, en­ergy and time to help the coun­cil de­liver for the com­mu­nity.

Run­ning as an In­de­pen­dent can­di­date, I’m com­mit­ted to rep­re­sent­ing all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

My vi­sion for the Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil is to have thriv­ing com­mu­ni­ties built around a solid eco­nomic base that read­ily at­tracts in­vest­ment, peo­ple, skills and in­no­va­tion.

I want to ensure that coun­cil col­lab­o­rates with other or­gan­i­sa­tions and lev­els of gov­ern­ment to at­tract re­sources, fund­ing and ser­vices to our area.

I be­lieve that good gov­er­nance, team­work and re­spect for the com­mu­nity are es­sen­tial to a strong lo­cal coun­cil.

Ad­vo­cat­ing for peo­ple with a wide range of needs and in­volve­ment in a num­ber of lo­cal com­mu­nity groups has given me an ex­cel­lent un­der­stand­ing of the var­i­ous needs of any com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially in ru­ral ar­eas.

I will take par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on:

Re­ten­tion of health care ser­vices in­clud­ing med­i­cal, al­lied health and men­tal health ser­vices;

En­hanc­ing tourism ser­vices and op­por­tu­ni­ties across the whole re­gion;

Main­te­nance of his­tory and her­itage;

In­creased sport­ing and recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties;

Op­por­tu­ni­ties for all in the com­mu­nity to thrive.

I am pas­sion­ate about en­sur­ing that we have ac­cess to all the ser­vices, in­vest­ment and op­por­tu­ni­ties that we need to func­tion as a healthy com­mu­nity. lo­cal

If this keeps you awake at night, give us a call to dis­cover how you can re­lieve your fi­nan­cial wor­ries and al­low you to fo­cus on re­cov­ery.

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