Shire of Peppermint Grove 2017 local government election candidates

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Below are the background profiles of candidates for this local government authority. Candidates running in the election authorised and provided their background profiles to Community Newspaper Group for publication. Candidate contact details are included in each profile.

Name: Kapil Malhotra
Phone: 0425 181 283
Suburb of residence: Peppermint Grove

Are you a member of a political party? No

About me:
I am married with two young children, qualified in Engineering, Finance, hold an MBA in Finance and Strategy and commencing studies via correspondence at Harvard Business School. Currently and over the years I have held Senior Leadership positions in large multinational organisations and have served as Vice President for a non-profit organisation.

Why I’m running for council:
I am running for council so I can utilise my qualifications, experience and personable skills to give something back to the community and add value to the Shire of Peppermint Grove residents.

My top three priorities if elected:

  • Futureproof. Develop a strategy that caters for residents needs due to changes in demographics in coming years.
  • Maintain Heritage. Proposals related to traffic density or development do not negatively impact on block sizes, natural  light, greenspaces, setbacks, access to amenities or increase noise levels.
  • Actively Seek and Represent. Actively seek input from residents on council plans and represent their interests.

Candidates who did not respond:
Charles Hohnen
Scott Fleay
Greg Peters
Karen Barrymore.