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"Not to play political spin on insanely important issues like the Warragamba Dam wall raising or the delivery of the Picton Bypass. Work with all sides of politics to get positive outcomes for our environment, our way of life and our community. Encourage our young people to have their say in their future."

Protect Local Character

There are many physical and alluring qualities that make Wollondilly the beautiful rural region we all love. Some are hard to describe, but we all know them, the rich colours, smells and experiences that drew us here, to build homes and raise families.

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The beautiful rivers and valleys that shape the region also shape us. The amazing varieties of flora and fauna we live amongst, needs our consideration and protection.

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Along with Liverpool, Camden and Campbelltown we are the birthplace of Australian Agriculture. This is why our region is rich with historical early settler architecture.

As well there is a deep connection with indigenous heritage.

"The word Wollondilly is attributed to having three meanings including; “A place where spirits dwell” and “Water trickling over rocks”. The third meaning is connected to a legend about the burning black coal that was carried inside the skull of a bunyip, within a basket woven of waratah stems. “Worron” means black coal and “dilly” means carry basket."           

I am dedicated to protecting these vital elements that helped to shape the local character. I hope to do this in part by promoting sustainable tourism and small business support. I will devote effort to enable farmers to be able to access opportunities to diversify and become viable into the future so they are not vulnerable  to developers and land bankers.

I want to protect and multiply local jobs by attracting employment generating businesses to the area. When I was Mayor I networked with universities and this needs to be followed up.The discussions  need to be continued to obtain firm commitments related to tertiary education future in Wollondilly and the Southern Highlands.