Young gun Brogan Murphy outlines intentions in run for Joondalup mayor

Brogan Murphy will run for Joondalup mayor.
Brogan Murphy will run for Joondalup mayor.

BROGAN Murphy is so far the youngest candidate to stand for Joondalup mayor in the local government elections on October 21.

The 25-year-old, who recently graduated from ECU with a Bachelor of Arts in history and politics, said “youth should not be a decisive factor”.

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“Everybody has to start somewhere and no councillor or mayor is prepared from day one,” he said.

“I am ready to hit the ground running.

“I will work with and learn from the experience of the current council and I will remain humble and accountable to the residents of Joondalup.”

Mr Murphy said voter turnout in local elections was “dismal, especially among younger voters” and he wanted to “try to engage the silent majority who would usually slip the ballot in the bin”.

“I have grandparents, parents and younger siblings living in Joondalup and I want to ensure everybody can experience the most from the City of Joondalup,” he said.

“I believe we need to reinvigorate the City of Joondalup as a bold, creative and prosperous city and not just a shopping mall.”

He said small business and jobs were a priority and he would also like to “re-examine the bulk rubbish situation as well as the ban on verge pavers”.

“While I do believe culture and arts is sorely needed in Joondalup, I don’t believe building the performing arts centre is the best approach with its drain on funds being shifted to ratepayers.

“However, if there is overwhelming public demand then I would reassess my position.”

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