Meet The LGA Candidates 2021

REMINDER

Final Reminder of a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum

for the 2021 Port Stephens Council Election

Monday 15 November at 7.00 pm.  

The Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association (TRRA Inc.) will hold a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum in the run-up to the 4 December Council Election. The Forum will be held in the Nelson Room of the Nelson Bay Bowling Club.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and to ask questions. You do not need to be a TRRA or Bowling Club member to enter the Club. The Club will require those attending to comply with all Covid restrictions which are applicable on 15 November.

Candidates for Mayor and the East Ward have been invited to introduce themselves and to provide a brief statement of their priorities for the coming term of Council.

The proceedings will be available to view only on zoom. For this, the link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88474729490    TRRA encourages you to attend in person as this would allow you to participate fully and it would make the forum  more worthwhile for the participating candidates.

Questions which have been advised to candidates to be answered at the forum are below.

14 November 2021

Geoff Washington

TRRA Media Officer

CANDIDATES’ 3 QUESTIONS

Question 1 – Height Limits

What is your position on enforcing strict height limits on new buildings and particularly in places like Nelson Bay to ensure they do not breach the tree line on the surrounding hills and ridges, when viewed from the foreshore?

What are your views on Shoal Bay and Salamander/Soldiers Point future character. Do you favour more high rise in these areas ?

Question 2 – Transparency, Access and Accountability

Transparency and access are seen as a major issue with many ratepayers and residents. Providing easy access to DAs and allowing a sufficient exhibition period, transparency in decision-making and budgeting, the ability for matters to be brought before Council and the accountability of councillors for their voting decisions have all been eroded over recent years.

Do you agree with these assertions and if so, how do you propose to rectify these issues?

Question 3 – Tomaree Gateway

How do you feel about the attractiveness or otherwise of the ‘Gateway’ into the Tomaree from the Airport? What do you think are the issues (if any) and if you see there is a problem, would you support a strategy, budget and project to rectify the problems and how would you approach it?

For information, this is a link to the April 2020 TRRA submission on this issue in the form of a proposed project brief/terms of reference: https://trra.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Project-Brief-Pics.pdf).

Notice of a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum for the 2021 Port Stephens Council Election

 To be held on Monday 15 November at 7.00 pm.

The Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association (TRRA Inc.) will hold a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum in the run-up to the 4 December Council Election. The Forum will be held in the Nelson Room of the Nelson Bay Bowling Club on Monday 15 November commencing at 7.00 pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and to ask questions.

Candidates for Mayor and the East Ward have been invited to introduce themselves and to provide a brief statement of their priorities for the coming term of Council.

The Club will require those attending to comply with all Covid restrictions which are applicable on 15 November.

CANDIDATES’ 3 QUESTIONS

Question 1 – Height Limits

What is your position on enforcing strict height limits on new buildings and particularly in places like Nelson Bay to ensure they do not breach the tree line on the surrounding hills and ridges, when viewed from the foreshore?

What are your views on Shoal Bay and Salamander/Soldiers Point future character. Do you favour more high rise in these areas ?

Question 2 – Transparency, Access and Accountability

Transparency and access are seen as a major issue with many ratepayers and residents. Providing easy access to DAs and allowing a sufficient exhibition period, transparency in decision-making and budgeting, the ability for matters to be brought before Council and the accountability of councillors for their voting decisions have all been eroded over recent years.

Do you agree with these assertions and if so, how do you propose to rectify these issues?

Question 3 – Tomaree Gateway

How do you feel about the attractiveness or otherwise of the ‘Gateway’ into the Tomaree from the Airport? What do you think are the issues (if any) and if you see there is a problem, would you support a strategy, budget and project to rectify the problems and how would you approach it?

For information, this is a link to the April 2020 TRRA submission on this issue in the form of a proposed project brief/terms of reference: https://trra.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Project-Brief-Pics.pdf).

 

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