Peter Towell

August 8, 2012 in Current Council, Shire Watch, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Peter Towell

Name : Peter Towell

Ward : E

Group : B

Suburb / other : Menai

Member of Party : Shire Watch

Year of birth : 1962

Qualifications : Trade / professional

Employment : Head Teacher SWSI, TAFE NSW

Current or past Council? : Current Councillor

Organisation membership : Gideons International in Australia, Teachers Federation NSW

Other information : As an incumbent Councillor I have worked hard to be a voice for E Ward residents ensuring their issues are well represented on council. I am a true local independent resident representing other local residents on local issues and not answerable to major political parties. I have lived in the Shire for over 22 years, owned and operated a local plumbing business and I am now a head teacher of Plumbing at TAFE. I am very passionate in preserving the ever-shrinking pristine bush land that has characterised life in this area. During my time in the Shire, I have served the community for many years including most recently 8 years as Chairman of the Menai West Barden Ridge Residents Precinct Committee and since September 2008 serving as your local representative on Council. As a Councillor dedicated to ensuring proper services are provided for the community I have served on the following: Finance, Resources & Management Committee, Active Communities Sub Committee, Aboriginal Advisory Sub-Committee, Strategy & Direction Committee, Sutherland Shire Economic Development Committee, Commercial/Community Facilities Opportunities Working Group, Community Crime Prevention & Safety Committee, “The Ridge” Advisory Working Party, Playing fields Taskforce, RTA Sydney Regional Forum, Sydney Coastal Councils group and as Co-Chair on the Sutherland Shire Youth Council. It has become increasingly apparent to me that the issue of maintaining the character of our area has never been more important to local residents than at the present time to protect what is left of our bush land from being lost to developers and to prevent our roads from being choked from further traffic congestion caused by over development. Change is an inevitable thing however it need not be at the expense of life style or the quality of life we all have come to know and love about the Shire. I acknowledge development needs to occur to ensure progress. However I will always say NO to any development proposal that impacts negatively on the Shire resident’s amenity and this includes the West Menai/Heathcote Ridge proposal.

Steve Simpson

August 8, 2012 in Current Council, Featured, Liberal Party of Australia, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Steve Simpson

Name : Steve Simpson

Ward : E

Group : A

Suburb / other : Alfords Point

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : 1949

Qualifications : Diploma Safety Systems, Diploma Industrial Relations and the Law

Employment : Work Health and Safety manager

Current or past Council? : Current Councillor

Organisation membership : -

Other information : “For the past 17 years as the local Councillor I have fought to ensure that the local area has the facilities that the area deserves. In the past I have been successful in delivering two new fire stations, an indoor sporting complex, community halls, a skate bowl, Council-supported fire boxes, additional Bus shelters and kilometers of cycle and walking paths. If successful in the upcoming election, I will continue to fight for better community facilities in the local area.

Residents deserve a Councillor who puts the local area first. During the next term of council I will ensure that The Ridge sporting complex along with the golf course is completed and that the Menai fire station is rebuilt and up to the standards the brigade members deserve.

I firmly believe that residents rates should be spend on Local projects and not on political fights. As our area grows and ages we must ensure that community facilities are maintained. The Shire has come a long way, E ward needs an experienced proven councillors to continue the journey.”

This candidate can be contacted at: sjsmenai@tpg.com.au

Steve Simpson has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

As your local councillor for the past four terms, Steve Simpson has always put the interests of local residents before politics.

Steve successfully opposed the Labor / Shire Watch attempts to raise rates by more than 9%.

Steve has fought for improved Council services and community facilities while ensuring that a safe and clean environment is maintained.

Steve has delivered for the local area, with improved sporting fields, an indoor sporting complex and community halls.

Steve has also supported community fire boxes, two new local fire stations and one more in the planning stage.

Steve strongly believes that Council should live within its means and knows the importance of listening to local residents.

 

Craig McCallum

August 8, 2012 in Current Council, Featured, Independent, Ward C

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Craig McCallum

Name : Craig McCallum

Ward : C

Group : D

Suburb / other : Bonnet Bay

Member of Party : -

Year of birth : 1952

Qualifications : -

Employment : Manager

Current or past Council? : Current Councillor

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: cmccallum@ssc.nsw.gov.au

 

Phil Blight

August 8, 2012 in Australian Labor Party, Current Council, Featured, Ward B

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Phil Blight

Name : Phil Blight

Ward : B

Group : E

Suburb / other : Gymea Bay

Member of Party : Labor

Year of birth : 1948

Qualifications : BA (Economics), Teachers Certificate, Justice of the Peace

Employment : Formerly school teacher and administrator

Current or past Council? : Current Councillor, former Mayor

Organisation membership : Sutherland Shire Environment Centre, Historical Society, Gymea Tradies, Miranda RSL

Other information : Shire resident for over 40 years * Lived and worked in B Ward * Previously represented the community in many ways, eg Neighbourhood Watch, NSW Sports Council * Interested in sport – played Grade cricket and Rugby * Coach and manager of teams in numerous sports * I believe in sensible development, not over-development; strong financial management and avoiding bad investments; demanding that the State government allow community consultation on local issues

This candidate can be contacted at: pblight@ssc.nsw.gov.au

Lorraine Kelly

August 8, 2012 in Current Council, Featured, Shire Watch, Ward B

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Lorraine Kelly

Name : Lorraine Kelly

Ward : B

Group : B

Suburb / other : Dolans Bay

Member of Party : Shire Watch

Year of birth : 1959

Qualifications : Registered Nurse, trained midwife

Employment : Aged Care / Medical Practice manager

Current or past Council? : Current councillor

Organisation membership : -

Other information : I feel it is important for local Council to be represented by local residents. There is no place for politics in local government, that’s why I’m standing for re-election with the only registered group of local residents. Issues that affect the community at a local level have been and always will be my priority.

Kent Johns

August 8, 2012 in Current Council, Featured, Liberal Party of Australia, Ward B

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Kent Johns

Name : Kent Johns

Ward : B

Group : A

Suburb / other : Grays Point

Member of Party : Liberal

Year of birth : 1966

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : Current Councillor

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Kent Johns has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

As your local Councillor for eight years, Kent Johns has fought for improved Council services, a safe and clean environment and better sporting fields.

Kent opposed Labor and Shire Watch voting in alliance to try and increase your rates by more than 9%.

It was Kents hard work that lead to the abolition of the Labor / Shire Watch cash grab.

Kent’s connection with our community means he understands the issues affecting our area. He is the father of four children and understands what families of our area need.

He is bringing a back to basics common sense approach to our council.

Strong financial Management while delivering on our core responsibilities form the basis of Kents goals for the next council term.

As a successful manager of Australian and International companies, he brings a strong management background to deliver of his priorities. 

 

George Capsis

August 8, 2012 in Current Council, Featured, Independent, Ward A

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : George Capsis

Name : George Capsis

Ward : A

Group : F

Suburb / other : Cronulla

Member of Party : -

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : Current Councillor

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: georgecapsis@optusnet.com.au

Kevin Schreiber

August 8, 2012 in Current Council, Featured, Liberal Party of Australia, Ward A

This candidate’s nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: Kevin Schreiber

Name  Kevin Schreiber

Ward A

Group B

Suburb / other Yowie Bay

Member of Party Liberal

Year of birth Not supplied

Qualifications None supplied

Employment Not supplied

Current or past Council? Current and past Councillor

Organisation membership Not supplied

Nominated by Party Not supplied

Other information None supplied

This candidate can be contacted at: shireliberals@gmail.com

Kevin Schrieber has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

Kevin Schrieber has dedicated his life to public service as your Councillor and advocate for more than 17 years, including 5 terms as Mayor.

In addition, Kevin has worked tirelessly with our surf clubs, the Miranda RSL Club and Cronulla Rotary to serve and strengthen our community and make our Shire even better.

As a local small business owner Kevin understands the need for Council to spend our money wisely and create an environment where local residents and business can enjoy our way of life.

Kevin’s experience is vital to a Council team that will work hard to keep rates low and relieve the burden on local families.

 


Carol Provan

August 8, 2012 in Current Council, Featured, Independent, Ward A

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: Carol Provan

Name: Carol Provan

Ward: A

Group: A

Suburb / other: Burraneer

Member of Party: -

Year of birth: 1943

Qualifications: Marriage celebrant

Employment: Self employed marriage celebrant and stylist

Current or past Council? Current – Mayor; past Council & Mayor

Organisation membership:  -

Nominated by Party:  - 

Other information: Previously a Councillor from 1983-1991, Mayor in 1988, currently a Councillor 2008-2012, Mayor 2012.  As a Celebrant, carry out weddings, funerals and baby namings. As stylist, involvoed in photo shoots for major corporations.

This candidate can be contacted at: carol_provan@bigpond.com

Carol Provan has responded to the Open Letter To Candidates and has provided this information:

 

This is a brochure on what I stand for:

I’m happy for people to have my email address and phone number 0418 246 524

I have lived in A ward for 46 years and I am passionate about Sutherland Shire. I have been mayor for two terms and on the council for 11 years.

I have chaired or have been a member of most council committees.

I am a true independent free from party politics and will vote for what is right in the shire.

My priorities for the shire are:

  1. Improve economic prosperity in the region by developing and encouraging small business.
  2. I support good development outcomes within the current character of Cronulla.
  3. I am pushing to upgrade Cronulla Plaza.
  4. Improve roads and parking in the area.
  5. Support and boost local tourism.
  6. Improve the services for the ageing population.
  7. Keep supporting and improving facilities for our young people especially sporting facilities.
  8. Continue work on reducing anti-social behaviour.

I do have extensive local knowledge and I pledge myself to work for an improved lifestyle for all. I will listen to your views and direct my efforts to solving your problems and make decisions based for the good of the Shire (“Real”). Re-elect me on September 8 and let me continue to serve you.