Eastern Suburbs Sydney
Greens Launch Their 2012 City of Botany Bay Council Election Campaign
The Greens are running three candidates: Paul Child in Ward 4; Rafi Alam in Ward 6; and Dr Alan Hough for Mayor.
At the 2008 Local Government Council election the City of Botany Bay Council was uncontested.
"It's time for some diversity and broader representation on Botany City Council" said NSW Greens MP and Local Government spokesperson David Shoebridge.
"Having a Green elected to Botany would mean having a fresh voice for residents and a new outlook for the Council."
"There are more than 100 Greens on Councils across Australia and we want to bring this record in delivering results and improvements for all the community to the City of Botany Bay," said Dr Alan Hough, Greens Mayoral Candidate for Botany Bay Council.
"There are many opportunities to improve services that make the City of Botany Bay more liveable and sustainable. This is a vibrant community and development is important but we need to ensure that our green spaces are protected and that there is social infrastructure and services such as accessible libraries, childcare and public transport are included in all new unit development planning."
"First off the rank is to improve the City of Botany Bay's recycling record. At the moment it's bottom of the list for urban councils. It's time for this council to catch up to 21st Century practices that are both good for the environment and save money" said Paul Child, Candidate for Ward 6.
For more details about the Greens candidates visit www.randwickbotanygreens.org.au.
Story submitted by Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson