Four to become three

Chittering candidates are driven by a passion for their local shire, its industries and people.
Chittering candidates are driven by a passion for their local shire, its industries and people.

The local government election will be held on October 19.

CHITTERING

Barni Norton: First elected to council in 2009, she willingly embraces the challenge to present residents’ views while researching and considering the bigger picture. She wants to protect biodiversity of the environment and encourage sustainable industries to develop in the region.

Donald Gibson: Has served the community of Chittering for eight years on the council, including two years as Shire President. He is chairman of the Wheatbelt North Moora Regional Roads Subgroup, president of the Bindoon Historical Society and is involved in Bindoon Sing Australia and the Bindoon Men’s Shed. Sees Bindoon regional medical centre and the retirement village complex as key projects he will support if re-elected. Along with his wife Ruth, he has worked and raised a family in the Shire.

Kerrie Van Blitterswyk: Has raised her family and run a small business for 10 years in Bindoon. Says residents have a right to be heard on all issues and it is important to embrace the region’s rural amenity and preserve it.

Robert Hawes: Has eight years’ experience on council, including four years as deputy president. His ongoing resolve is to help achieve a working relationship between those wishing to enjoy peace and quiet in a rural setting and those wishing to run their own business from home.

More candidates, page 8