NOMINATIONS have now closed for the City of Mandurah elections and 22 candidates have put their names forward.
Adam Woodage hopes to represent the Coastal Ward. Mr Woodage was a Labor candidate in the 2016 State Election and missed out to Zak Kirkup, representing the Liberal Party.
Two of the candidates, Hayden Burbidge and James Yates, have been vocal about their frustration with crime in Mandurah.
Mr Burbidge’s business Sports Power Mandurah was broken into twice in July and it closed this month. His Sports Power Miami Plaza store is closing down soon.
A former police officer in Mandurah, James Yates described meth zombies and drug deals while walking around Mandurah.
Mr Yates is calling for the use of facial recognition technology and the Broken Windows methodology. The broken windows theory is a criminological theory that states that visible signs of crime, anti-social behaviour and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes.
Brad Bedford supports the investigation of establishing a casino/resort in the region and would like an off-road recreational area established.
Keeping rates low is a common theme among candidates. Ahmed Zilani wants a “rates freeze” while Caroline Knight and Adriana Green said they would fight for low rates. Greg Tomlinson-Bell will work to keep rates at inflation levels if elected.
A priority for Mr Zilani and Ms Knight is a pedestrian footbridge at Lakelands.
The election is on October 19.
City of Mandurah candidates
Coastal Ward (two vacancies)
Adriana (Jenny) Green
James Lee Yates
Candice Di Prinzio
East Ward (one vacancy)
North Ward (two vacancies)
Town Ward (one vacancy)