Wanneroo’s North Coast ward hotly contested in upcoming election

TWELVE people are contesting for two seats in the North Coast ward in the upcoming City of Wanneroo elections.

The list of candidates include current and former councillors, as well as some recognisable local identities who have been campaigning on issues or part of sporting or business groups.

Incumbent councillors Russell Driver and Bob Smithson renominated.

Cr Smithson, from Butler, has served on the council for two terms after winning seats in 2007 and 2011, while Cr Driver, a Quinns Rocks resident, finishes his first term in October.

Mindarie retiree Rudi Steffens served on the council from the inaugural elections in 1999 to 2013, when he came third in a tight race for two seats.

Quinns Rocks mother Nat Sangalli, who co-founded the campaign to save the foreshore and Fred Stubbs Park has put her hand up for council.

Ocean pool advocate and Merriwa retiree Lewis Flood and small business advocate Mark Diggins, of Jindalee, are also candidates.

Four more Quinns Rocks residents nominated this month: former Quinns Rocks Sports Club president Peter Hunter, business manager Brad Lewin, semi-retired businessman Kevin Russell and community organisation project manager Maryka Groenewald.

Mindarie resident and retired diplomat John Ware has put his hat into the ring, as has Yanchep software developer Sonet Coetzee.

The North Coast ward covers Two Rocks, Yanchep, Eglinton, Alkimos, Jindalee, Butler, Ridgewood, Merriwa, Quinns Rocks, Mindarie, Clarkson and Tamala Park. For candidate profiles, visit www.elections.wa.gov.au.

See south ward candidates.

See central ward candidates.