City of Wanneroo 2017 local government election candidates

City of Wanneroo 2017 local government election candidates

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.

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Central

Name: John Agnew
Ward contested: Wanneroo Central
Phone: 0406455138
Email: Johnagnew00@gmail.com
Suburb of residence: Carramar

About me:
I have resided in Tapping and Carramar for close to 10 years and I believe Wanneroo is a great place to live and work . Through hard work and dedication, with a passion for people and a promise to be a good listener, I will make your concerns my concerns. I have strong family values and have been married for 20 years. As a family, we are involved in volunteering and not for profit activities. Australia, Perth have become our home 10 years ago and as a family we feel blessed to be part of this wonderful life in Wanneroo.

Why I am running for council:
With our strong family and social values and with a sence of community spirit we do not shy away from serving others. As a candidate who will listen to you, our neighbours, and act to keep Wanneroo the best place to work and live, I  depend on your vote.

My top three priorities if elected:

  • Encourage and promote investment in Neerabup
  • Improving parks and facilities
  • Neighbourhood safety: House numbers printed on kerb in front of houses, more CCTV cameras in strategic places and efficiently enforcing ways of dealing with and reduce petty crime, graffiti and hooning

Name: Andrew Baillie
Ward contested: Central Ward
Phone: 0431551944
Email: go.andrew@icloud.com
Suburb of residence: Hocking

Are you a member of a political party? Independent

About me:
I live in Hocking. I am married with two teenage children. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and postgraduate qualifications in Human Resources Management and Leadership. I work in a senior leadership role in the charities and not-for-profit sector. This is the first time I have sought a mandate from residents and ratepayers of the Central Ward and it would be an honour and privilege to represent this community in the Council chambers. There is a lot that can be done to improve the City of Wanneroo and particularly the Central Ward. However if we are going properly respond to the list of priorities identified by our residents we need a change of those currently representing the community. Our city needs vision and solutions from a new generation of public representative.I would be very grateful for your support.

Why I’m running for council:
I am not going to make empty or grand promises, however some things just must be done. Local playgrounds, parks and reserves need amenities that meet with the expectations of the broader community. The city must develop a youth strategy where clubs and organisations get the support they need in providing services for all our young people. Parts of the Central Ward seem quite neglected and funding must be set aside for improving roads, footpaths, cycle paths, lighting, public furniture and planting. There also has to be ongoing improvement of public safety initiatives if the City of Wanneroo is going to develop, grow and prosper in the years ahead.  Finally I would like to see a deeper level of community engagement in the planning and layout of new residential developments especially on old market gardens. These developments need to be cohesive and merge harmoniously with existing roads and infrastructure.

My top three priorities if elected: 

  • Children and Youth.
  • Streetscapes and traffic management.
  • Safety and security.

 

Name: Vic Etherington
Ward contested: Central Ward
Phone: 0408575949
Email: vic.etherington@gmail.com
Suburb of residence: Tapping

Are you a member of a political party? No

About me:
I have worked for more than 27 years in Building, Planning and Environmental Health departments within councils. I was previously the Manager Compliance and Regulatory Services for the City of Joondalup before moving into the private sector. I have a great understanding of the inner workings of council and what Wanneroo can really deliver for Central Ward. A father of 3 and grandfather of 4 who has lived in Tapping for close to 10 years. My children and grandchildren also live and are members of sporting groups within the Central Ward. I have the passion and drive to see Central Ward flourish.

Why I’m running for council:
I understand the role of council in the community and how they can help us. I am not running on a single platform or false promises to deliver what can’t be done. I am not a politician, I have nominated because I want to help. I want to ensure that the residents of the Central Ward get a say in the delivery of services to our community. Why do we have to wait until an election to find out what needs to be done in our ward. Where is the accountability, transparency and communication? I want to be able to have council focus on the Central Ward and our needs all the time.

My top three priorities if elected: 

  • Improved consultation with the Central Ward residents, asking you what you need, not telling you what you want.
  • Making council more accountable of the money that is being spent on projects by the administration.
  • Open and honest communication.

Name: Monique Genovese
Ward contested: Central
Phone: 0422 351 713
Email: genovesemonique@gmail.com
Suburb of residence: Wanneroo

About me:
I’m a communications professional specialising in marketing for the pre-retirement sector, concentrating primarily on the land lease lifestyle option for the over 50’s.  I am a new and inexperienced mum, learning the ropes whilst raising a beautiful little girl, Ilaria with my husband of four years Carmelo. On the weekends I live for the outdoors so my family and I usually immerse in WA’s sunshine with a bike ride or coastal walk. When I am not spending time with my family, I enjoy the little pleasures in life like reading magazines over a soy flat white or covertly tuning into another episode of The Bachelor.

Why I’m running for council:
The reason why I nominated to be a candidate is because I believe it is necessary for the local council to consist of members from all walks of life.  As it currently stands, there is little representation in council of someone from the 30 – 45 years of age demographic. The community needs a councillor who will empathise, raise their concerns, engage or support their innovative ideas. With the City’s increasing population of people from that demographic; there is no better person to be a candidate than someone who was born and raised with fellow Gen X and Y. Ultimately, if I am elected, I want to influence the long term vision and direction for the residents in the City of Wanneroo. I’m passionate about the future and potential the Central Ward has and as councillor, my objective is to be a stronger voice for the community.

My top three priorities

  • Increase community engagement with more family friendly events
  • Increase in Community Safety vehicles patrolling the central ward and
  • Increase in nature play children’s playgrounds.

Name:  Dianne Guise
Ward:  Central
Email:  dianne.guise2@gmail.com
Suburb of residence: Mindarie

Are you a member of a political party? Yes, Labor

About Me:
I have a long association with the area having represented the community & suburbs of the Central Ward, in one capacity or another since 2001.    I am widowed with two adult children and although I reside in Mindarie, my focus remains on the community I am privileged to represent. I am involved with a number of local community groups, City of Wanneroo Committees and working groups.    I’m an experienced Board Member and run my own business, working as a Partnership Manager in the education sector.

I like to read, take walks, golf and bowls.  Love family, friends, a good debate, laughter, and I am passionate about ensuring a fair go for all. Have a strong work ethic, I’m enthusiastic about our City and believe it’s people are our best asset.   I like to keep busy and have the energy and time to make it all happen!

Why I’m running for Council:
I have extensive knowledge and experience as a community member, representative and business woman, along with a detailed understanding of all areas of the City which provides me both a positive vision for the future and the capacity to deliver on that vision, ensuring your rates work for you.

I’m available to listen to your issues, concerns and priorities and will work hard on your behalf. I wish to see better use of our public open space, improved sporting facilities for local clubs and our key activity centres designed to cater for all age groups and to help create local jobs. I have a proven track record of working hard to deliver outcomes that benefit the whole community, supporting families, seniors, youth, the environment and community safety. I am seeking your ongoing support so that I may continue to help build the community you want.

My three top priorities are:-

  • Consultation with our community and strong representation on Council.
  • Support for more local employment and business opportunities
  • Improved public open space, traffic management, streetscapes and planning outcomes

 

Name: Michael Howard
Ward contested: Cen
tral
Phone: 9345 4533.
Email: alluredental@live.com.au
Suburb of residence: Wanneroo

Are you a member of a political party? No

About me:
My wife of 28 years, Barb, and I have lived in the Wanneroo Area for our entire lives.  We are strongly committed to this community.As a family, we had a 14year involvement in Kingsway Little Athletics. In our 30’s we undertook tertiary studies while we had a young family to support. We know exactly what it is like to struggle. I was in the RAAF for 8 years serving our Country. After graduating I established a successful small business. As a small business owner I’m acutely aware of the need to manage costs to meet budgets. Unlike the Council we cannot pass costs on to our clients (or ratepayers).

Why I am running for council:

  • Dissatisfaction with the ongoing increases in Council Rates, despitethe depressed state of the Economy.
  • Concerns of ratepayers aren’t being properly heard.
  • We need new blood and ideas on Council.

 

 

Name: Paul Miles
Ward contested: Central ward Wanneroo
Phone: 0416197363
Email: Paul@paulmiles.com.au
Suburb of residence: Mindarie

Are you a member of any politcal party? I am a member of the Liberal Party

About me:

Let’s make the town centre the focus of Wanneroo. Let’s make our streets and parks safer with improved LED lighting, lets improve footpaths making them wider for our modern lifestyle, for mobility scooters, joggers, dog walkers and mums with prams. Let’s put another training oval on the showgrounds for all sports and for the early bird swimmers, let’s expand Aquamotion to include a 50 metre Lap pool. We’ve a once in a lifetime opportunity with the Inghams land sale, so we need to work smarter to get the correct balance with community consultation and planning to get it right. We must do all we can to keep our farmers local and competitive protecting over 3000 local jobs. Finally, the elephant in the room, we must tackle the ever increasing rates to keep living in Wanneroo affordable.

I lived in Balcatta when we first arrived in Australia which was the Shire of Wanneroo.

Why I am running for council:
Following all of the above works my next priority is to then realign Neaves Rd to Flynn Dr, which would give residents yet another alternative access point to the Freeway and would result in even more traffic being taken off of Joondalup Dr. In 2016 I became the Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth. I also believe that now I have the experiences to continue this work as a councillor.

My top three priorities if elected: 

  • Keeping our farmers local
  • Town center, as it has been over looked by current councillors
  • Better security lighting

 


Name:
Dot Newton JP
Ward contested:  Central
Phone: 0407 981 149
Email: dotnjp@gmail.com
Suburb of residence: Wanneroo

Are you a member of a political party?  No

About me:
Married with two grown sons, I was first elected while still employed within local government as a records manager. Later I took     early retirement this enabled me to nominate for committees that meet during the daytime. I am a member of many local community groups and a busy Justice of the Peace. I enjoy walking our dog each morning, my sport has been reduced to the odd game of golf and last year I tried my hand at barefoot bowls which I enjoyed very much.

Why I’m running for council:
I have the time, energy and knowledge to represent our ward. Living in the ward I am fully aware of the issues that still need addressing. With fourteen suburbs in Central Ward  the issues are many and varied. I am contactable and endeavour to respond in an acceptable timeframe. I believe that I have a good reputation within Council and enjoy my role. I believe it to be extremely important not to make promises that cannot be delivered to gain votes.

My top three priorities if elected: 

  •     Supporting the expansion of the CCTV network
  •     Working with the relevant authorities to provide more employment and better transport in our City
  •     Consulting with Residents in our ward and representing their views.

Name: Aaron ND Sawmadal
Ward contested: Central Ward
Phone:0417615117
Email: aaron.nd.sawmadal@sawmadalitlogs.net

Suburb of residence: Wanneroo

Are you a member of a political party? No

About me:
I am married and have two boys, both of whom love sports and athletics. I have Master’s degree in cyber and digital forensics.I am a community orientated person who like to share my love for the beautiful landscape of Wanneroo and to work to keep it beautiful and safe: a place where we are proud to live. I believe in serving the community, because of my works with community groups I was named Western Australian Volunteer of the Year 2014 – for ethnic communities.

I like to take delicate approach to my work, and like to complete tasks in a methodological order. I hate re-work! I am a strong believer that re-work costs governments and businesses lot of money so it’s important to get it right the first time. I do my work once and do it good.

Why I’m running for council:
I am running for Councillor because I want to be the voice of the voiceless, to be advocate for those who are disenchanted with excessive bureaucracy and poor service delivery from our Council. I have lived at the low margined of life before, I understand how our current leaders don’t listen to the less- fortunate neither do they seek their interest. They only protect the interest of the big political parties and their mates. As an independent Councillor, I will create balance views within the chamber of Wanneroo Council with great benefits to community groups.

My top three priorities if elected:

  • Reduction of bureaucracy with Wanneroo Council.
  • Increase the construction of street bumps in shopping centres and busy areas as to reduce accidents.
  • Introduction of new technologies and innovative ideas to provide better return to ratepayers

North Coast

Name: Linda Aitken
Ward Contested: North Coast Ward
Phone: 0497 790960
Email: lindaaitken4northward@iinet.net.au
Suburb of residence: Wanneroo
Are you a member of a political party: Yes, Liberal.

About me:
I was born in Western Australia and have lived in Wanneroo with my family for 38 years. My husband, Vince and I have been married for 39 years and we have 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren. I work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the operating suite at Hollywood Private Hospital having competed a Post Graduate Management course with Ramsay Healthcare. I have been a City of Wanneroo Councillor for the last 4 years for the Northern part of the City, and since then, new Local Community and Sporting Facilities are being built, Traffic controls and Roads have been improved, Additional Parkland and New Children’s Play Equipment have been Constructed and Extensive Coastal Protection Plans Implemented. I’m running for Council because I are passionate about providing a better lifestyle for our families.

Why I am running for council:
I want to provide and refurbish local community and sporting facilities, more parkland with child and adult equipment, even further improvements to local roads and traffic.
Committed to a strong Council “Buy Local” Policy and Jobs for Locals, Protection of Local Bushland and Coastal Dunes. I’m driven, enthusiastic, dedicated and a strong voice for residents. I consult broadly and represent the views of local families without fear or favour. I will continue to work with the community to make our suburbs even better places to live and work in.

Top 3 Priorities if elected:

  • Further improvement to Local Roads and Traffic
  • Increasing and refurbishing Local Community and Sporting facilities
  • The protection of local Bushland and Coastal Dunes

Name: Helen Berry
Ward contested: North Coast
Phone: 
0447 821022
Email: helenberry@live.com.au
Suburb of residence:  Mindarie 

Are you a member of a political party? No

About me:
I am a long-term resident of the North Coast Ward and have lived in Jindalee, Yanchep and now Mindarie. I am married with children and grandchildren. I am a qualified Accountant (ACCA) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a graduate of the (AICD) Australian Institute of Company Directors. I have also completed a Management Diploma, Business Diploma and Business Governance Diploma. I believe in continuous improvement for myself and like a challenge. I work as the Chief Financial Officer of a ‘not for profit’ organisation providing essential local community services. I enjoy working for a community organisation and advocating when necessary. I feel everyone should have opportunities and be enabled to make decisions that relate to themselves. I love animals and have homed abandoned and injured pets and wildlife. I am friendly, approachable & empathetic. In my spare time I like gardening, swimming and socialising with family and friends.

Why I’m running for council:
I believe local government should be about local residents and local business. Elected individuals are privileged and should be there to best represent the local community. I am not politically aligned and I am a resident in the North Coast Ward. I have seen the rapid growth over the past few years. I understand the challenges growth can bring and appreciate the new suburbs would like more facilities. These need to be balanced with the population growth to support additional facilities and for businesses to ensure they are sustainable in new suburbs. My husband owns a local business in our community and I am aware of the need to balance supply with demand. There is much to oversee in the North Coast Ward as it continues to grow. It is essential to have good governance, transparency and accountability to ensure good decisions are made for the benefit of our community.

My top three priorities if elected:

  • Improved sporting, recreation youth and children’s facilities
  • Improved street lighting & CCTV for community safety
  •  Improved transport links including the extension of the freeway to Romeo Rd

 

 

Name: Sonet Coetzee
Ward contested: North Coast Ward
Phone: 0414 429 936
Email: scoetzee@bigpond.com
Suburb of residence: Yanchep

Are you a member of a political party? No

About me:
My husband and I moved to Western Australia in 2006, with our two boys. I understand the dedication and commitment of owning a business especially when raising a young family. I am also a Software Developer and love being creative within the digital world. I provide free software and web support to many local clubs as part of my passion for the community. I am actively involved with my boy’s schools and love to help out. I share my passion for all sports with everyone, young and old, through volunteer coaching within the local hockey, golf, athletics and soccer teams. As an active committee member, I volunteer at the Sun City Yacht Club, Wanneroo Golf Club and North Coast Ward Community Reference and Sporting Group. My intention is to make a real difference for everyone in our community. For me the words “Cannot” & “I give up” do not exist.

Why I’m running for council:
I believe in family values and a community that supports the active and healthy development of our children and provides support to those who need it most. I’m actively involved in our local schools, various community activities and committees. The North Coast Ward has experienced significant growth over the past 5 years and our infrastructure and support services has unfortunately not expanded at the same rate.  Our roads, schools, public transport and medical facilities are inadequate for the current population in our area.

With your support, I will fight for what our community needs most: Mitchell Freeway extensions, Dual carriageway of Marmion Ave to Yanchep, Cycle/Footpaths along Marmion Ave, Bus Shelters, Day Centre Hospital, Youth Engagement, CCTV Security Cameras, Traffic Congestion, Hooning, an Aquatic Facility and Development of the Yanchep & Alkimos Surf Lifesaving Club, Dust Control around Developments.

I’m asking for your vote to represent our community.

 


Name: Laura Gray
Ward contested: North Coast Ward
Phone: 0408 105 784
Email: laura.gray@bigpond.com
Suburb of residence: Two Rocks
Are you a member of a political party? No

About me:
Passionate, committed, caring, honest, responsible, no-nonsense, intelligent, busy and energetic could begin to describe me, together with a warped sense of humour.  For over 25 years I have enjoyed my home-based professional heritage and conservation consultancy after achieving a Bachelor of Architecture degree and continuing education.  I have the absolute joy of raising two grandchildren as a single parent (grand one!) after being widowed a few years ago.  My lifestyle provides flexibility to pursue and contribute to community interests including my local government experience: Councillor: 8 years north ward (2 years as Deputy Mayor), and Mindarie Regional Council: 6 years; and, Chair of the local school board. With experience, integrity and responsibility I provide a foundation for opportunities and challenges that are still ahead for our communities. My passion and enthusiasm drives my commitment for a long-term quality lifestyle future for all generations.
Why I’m running for council:
Council is a very serious business. My experience is a valuable asset when determining the multi-million dollar City budgets.  The enormous responsibility requires the honesty and integrity I bring to the table, representing community views, and making decisions on the issue’s merits. Training for Councillors is imperative, demonstrated by numerous training modules I completed, mostly as recipient of a Western Australian Local Government Association scholarship.   Arguing an issue in an informed and confident manner is critical in garnering the respect and support of my fellow Councillors in debate. 15 Councillors actually determine an outcome, not one. My ability to achieve that support is demonstrated by Councillors’ electing me for Deputy Mayor, decisions for significant contentious local issues, and, by the considerable budget allocation successes I achieved for this local area. I am experienced and committed to represent you in making a valuable contribution to Council as unprecedented development continues.

My top three priorities if elected:

  • ROADS: Dual Marmion Ave to Yanchep; upgrade Wanneroo Road; attention to blackspots
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Youth training & experience, local jobs, business opportunities
  • COASTAL ISSUES: Beach safety, beach access, dunes conservation/restoration, Yanchep, Lagoon ongoing development, Two Rocks Marina redevelopment.

 

Name: Dr. Chris Howard (D.Psych)
Ward contested: North Coast Ward
Phone: 0414 488 012
Email: drchrishoward6030@gmail.com
Suburb of residence: Quinns Rocks

Are you a member of a political party? No.

About me:
Our friend Dr. Chris Howard has decided to stand for election. We have been friends with Chris for most of the ten years we have lived in Australia and I therefore believe we have had sufficient time to judge his character.

Chris is a great advocate for the community. He is passionate about providing a great environment for his kids to grow up in. He is tenacious, loyal and incredibly fair. He supports local sports… Once Chris has the bit between his teeth he doesn’t give up easily. Chris wants to stand for council to make the council accountable for their decisions, transparent in their processes and fair in their choices.” – Helen James, North Coast Ward resident.

Why I’m running for council:
Youth, seniors and families – that’s why I’m running for Council. You might know me as ‘Dr. Chris’ – having worked in clinical psychology for over twenty years, helping children and families; I have a proven record of working in our community to make it better.  This includes junior sport, road safety (serving on the Mitchell Freeway extension advisory panel) and membership of the North Coast Ward Sporting Community Reference Group.

I know from experience the challenges we face. I ask for your support so I can continue my work on behalf of local youth and families towards community safety and security, local economic development and making a vibrant, active community for all. Council should make every decision with the benefit of the community in mind. With your vote, I will restore our community’s trust in Council and represent families, young people and our seniors the way they deserve to be represented.

My top three priorities if elected:

  • Fairly representing the views of residents and business owners in council; I listen, I care, I act.
  • Prioritising improved sporting & community facilities for established suburbs and a diversity of facilities for developing suburbs.
  • Prioritising safe pathways & crossings to schools, medical centres & facilities for children, seniors and families, enabling reduced traffic congestion.

 

Name: Max Hoy
Ward contested: North Coast Ward
Phone: 0400 448 812
Email: maxmhoy@gmail.com
Suburb of residence: Mindarie

Are you a member of a political party? I’m not a member of any political party, my interest if purely for the local community.

About me:
Wanneroo born, I have lived in the North Coastal Ward my entire life andwitnessedfirst-handthe rapid growth of the community north of Quinns Rocks. I consider myself friendly, reliable, approachableandI have been schooled within the North Coastal Ward. Currently, I am studying towards a Masters of Civil Engineering and enjoy the challenge of finding innovative ways to develop a more inclusive community.

I volunteer as a Patrol Captain at QuinnsMindarie Surf Life Saving Club andhave been an active member since 2004.As a surfer, I enjoy making the most of living along the coast, when the conditions are right I am out there, sharing the waves with others and respecting our unique natural environment. I have a strong sense of community and now have a chance at an opportunity to give back to the community that I have had the pleasure of growing with.

Why I’m running for council:
Growth within the City of Wanneroo is forecast to continue for the coming years and it is therefore important to make sure that the right decisions are made in order to construct a more inclusive community. Effective Infrastructure projects have the potential to revolutionise community connectivity. It is important that when considering future projects, we focus on their integration into the community.

  • Can we create opportunity for sustainable local jobs?
  • Can we reconfigure the project to better meet with the requirements of the local residents?

It is about asking the questions and finding the better solution. I am passionate about the importance of volunteering in the community and understand the support and resources that are needed. Ultimately I believe that I can bring an innovative perspective to Council.

My top three priorities if elected: 

  • To promote effective economic development within the City, providing the opportunity to create sustainable local jobs.
  • Delivery of effective infrastructure to service the community (including new and upgraded sporting, cycling and recreational areas)
  • Providing programs and facilities to support youth, families and seniors.

Name: Glynis Parker
Ward contested: North Coast
Phone: 0409 408 171
Email: gparker.coast@gmail.com

Are you a member of any political party? No.

About me
:
My family emigrated from South Africa 17 years ago. I am incredible grateful for our lives and the opportunities that this country has afforded all of us. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I adore my family and have and always will do anything for them. I stand up for the vulnerable, silent and marginal members in society and believe that we have a responsibility to endeavour to make changes in our community. I am passionate about the City of Wanneroo and love my job as a Councillor. I feel privileged to represent all of our residents and take that responsibility seriously.

Why I am running:
The Challenges faced by being a growth area are enormous. Add to that an economic downturn that has affected many families and added financial pressures across the board, strong leadership is needed to ensure a balance of what is necessary now and must develop in the future is critical. As a Councillor I faught to keep rates as low as possible and will continue doing so.
Our residents need local employment. Business development coupled with increased tourism, and a safer road system, and secure healthy environment is the aim that must be shared by all.
As I Councillor I understand the needs of all residents. In our Ward they are varied but none more important than the other. I am always available to listen and work collaboratively with my fellow Councillor’s and administrative staff to attain the best results for all residents.

My top three priorities if elected:

  • Community
  • Business
  • Safety

Name: John C Ware
Ward contested: North Coast
Phone: 0439 930 295
Email: warejo66@yahoo.com

Are you a member of any political party? Did not respond.

About me:
My career with the Local Government in the ACT provided 4 years of priceless experience in local government.  I then joined the Australian Diplomatic Service and completed 7 overseas postings. As a retired diplomat I’ve sufficient time and effort to devote to the duties of a council member to ensure sufficient funds are devoted to our priorities.  I will also have time to attend additional committee meetings.

Why I am running for council:
I promote the following:-

  • Infrastructure, and community sports;
  • Ocean pool at Quinns beach;
  • Yanchep rail extension;
  • Freeway and Marmion avenue extensions;
  • North beaches erosion solutions;
  • Youth facilities and green spaces;
  • Lot 211 -Installation of BBQ facilities and additional parking;
  • Skate parks for our young people;
  • Anti-hooning and anti-corruption initiatives
  • I’ll ensure the effective and efficient use of all revenue raised for the betterment of all members of our community.

 

 

Name: Neil Rigby
Ward: North Coastal
Phone: 0449141591
Email: Rigbys08@bigpond.com
Suburb of residence: Quinns Rocks

Are you a member of a political party? No

About me:
I emigrated with my family from the UK in 2017, settling in Quinns Rocks. I am a registered nurse and for the past two and a half years have worked for St John of God Midland as a Nurse Manager. I am person focused and always ensure that the best care for patients on my unit is maintained.
I have been involved in Surf Life Saving since our arrival to Quinns Rocks and have been Club President for the past 4 years, this year being my fifth. I have worked closely with the City of Wanneroo Council to build and open the Quinns community centre and the installation of the swimmer protection barrier at Quinns beach. I am now working with the city to have a Patrol tower.
I am aslo helping the President of Alkimos surf Life Saving club to establish the club for their local community.

Why I’m running for council:
Since arriving in Quinns Rocks I have fallen in love with the coast, this is how I became involved in surf lifesaving. I patrol the beach each weekend and have, over the past 10 years enjoyed volunteering to support my community. As QMSLSC club president, I have worked with the council on projects that benefit the community and found this very satisfying. I have now started to help the Alkimos SLSC to establish their club, which will benefit the local residents and their children way into the future. Through my professional career, I ensure that people are looked after and in my volunteer work, I enjoy ensuring that people receive the best community services available. I now would like the opportunity to help the wider community in the coastal ward ensuring that the residents are supported and receive the best resources for their community.

My top three priorities if elected:

• Promote large and small business development
• Support all efforts for continued advocating for the duelling of Marmion Ave to Romeo Drive, and Rail and the Freeway to Yanchep
• Further Expansions of CCTV for community safety.

 

Name: Lewis Flood
Ward: North coast
Phone: 0498248264
Emaillewflood11@hotmail.com
Suburb of residence: Merriwa

Are you a member of a political party? No

About me:
I am passionate about my community and my surrounding suburbs. I am a strong advocate for our local beach at Quinns Rocks, and encourage local residents to participate in Clean Up Australia. I have lived in Merriwa for the last 18 years. I am Secretary of the Quinns Mens Shed and a member of Quinns Rocks RSL. I worked in the health system for many years in public service and aged care. Before moving to Perth I had my own Earthmoving company for 20 years.

Why I’m running for council:
I have been advocating to have a public swimming pool in our area north coast ward, also for traffic lights at Baltimore Pde and Hester Ave Merriwa, extension of Freeway to Romeo Rd, a dedicated bike path running along side Marmion Ave from Butler to Yanchep.

My top three priorities if elected:

  • Traffic lights at corner of Baltimore Pde and Hester Ave Merriwa.
  • Extension of freeway to Romeo Rd.
  • Increase speed limit on Connelly Drive from 60 – 70 kph.

 

South

Name: Adam Blackheart
Ward contested: South Ward
Phone: 0416309232
Email: helloadamblackheart@gmail.com
Suburb of residence: Girrawheen

Are you a member of a political party: No

About me:
I’m a local man who grew up and still lives in Girrawheen. I’m 43, Ive worked in International Marketing for many years, and a few years ago went back to uni to retrain, and now Im a qualified criminologist, and I’m completing a Masters degree in International Law. I believe in equality, and I believe in giving everyone a fair go. Im passionate about this local area, and want to see it succeed, thats why I decided to run for Council, I believe Girrawheen and the rest of the South Ward has been ignored by Council for too long. The South Ward needs engaged and focussed leaders, and not people who just take the money and never pick up the phone.

Why I’m running for council:
I want the City of Wanneroo to be a leader in engagement and resource development with ratepayers. I believe that the City requires a more innovate approach that reinvigorates the entire city, as I feel that its not paying enough attention to ensuring that the South Ward is a pleasant and inviting area to live in. And surely it should be! Im passionate about building opportunities for local businesses- Id like to reshape council bylaws to assist small businesses like cafes and retailers to better deliver improved opportunities to customers. Id like to help commercial businesses better reach other local businesses and I think Council has a duty to help businesses grow. Fundamentally, I believe in improving safety for all residents and better lighting, better planning and good design can help. I also think Council needs to help us all improve water efficiency in our hot climate.

My top three priorities if elected:

  • Force Council to reinvest in the South Ward to improve the value of everyone’s home in the area by improving parks, improving lighting, investing in gardens and environmental opportunities that can be rewarding for the whole local area. Everyone talk about it, but I haven’t seen change in many years…
  • Make a real and significant change in how crime is managed in the South Ward. I believe that Koondoola, Girrawheen and other areas in the South Ward need a comprehensive plan, and as a criminologist, I would like to lead that and work with the relevant organisations.
  • Develop engagement plans for small business, listen to how we can improve opportunities for business owners to succeed, and work with teams to reinvigorate our local areas.

Name: Stefan Claite
Ward Contested: South Ward
Phone: 0403 802 348
Email: Stefan@locktan.com
Suburb of Residence: Alexander Heights

Are you a member of a political party: Yes

About me:
I have been a resident of the City of Wanneroo all my life, and I truly care about the residents of our area and the issues we face. I am an approachable, hard working and active member of the community, and I have been involved in many different community groups, including Rotary, various music ensembles and a volunteer tutor service, all of which have reminded me of the importance of giving back to the community and listening to what others have to say.

Why I’m running for council:
For far too long, the out of touch Councillors of the City of Wanneroo have ignored the concerns of local residents. We have seen excessive rate increases, extremely slow planning and permit approvals and a complete lack of responsiveness to residents. I am running to change this – this means that I will stand for lower rates, faster approvals and Councillor accountability. In short, I want a council that will work for residents and make their lives easier, and I ask for your support to do it!

My top three priorities if elected:

  • Lower Rates
  • Better services
  • Stronger community

 

Name: Alan Davies
Ward contested: South Ward
Phone: 0417 969 103
Email: alandaviesjp@gmail.com
Suburb of residence: Landsdale

Are you a member of a political party? Yes, Liberal Party of WA

About me:
As a proud father with a young family, a local Wanneroo Lion, a St John volunteer, a Police Rangers Instructor and a JP I have been privileged to experience many aspects of our local community. I currently work for St John Ambulance and am completing my PhD part time at Edith Cowan University in the counter terrorism, security and intelligence field. I strongly believe that the most fulfilling work, personally and professionally that one can do, is not one that pay’s shareholders but assists the everyday people from our community; from the young, to families, to our seniors. I am strong advocate for volunteerism within our community and believe that as a community we can make sure that our kids and those we love have the best possible life that we deserve. I want to make sure my family and yours can live, grow and enjoy South Wards full potential.

Why I’m running for council:
I am running for council because I believe it is time for a fresh approach where our families, seniors and youth are finally heard by council. I believe, that it is time an everyday family orientated individual is elected to council whose sole purpose is to listen and then act on the wishes of the community. As the cost of living continues to increase, it is time for our council to take note.  I will not vote in favour of any ridiculous rate rises and will be a voice of reason when it comes to ensuring vital community services and facilities are maintained or strengthened. I have listened to the community and believe that law and order, our facilities and way of life must be protected.  I believe I am the person who can finally listen to the community and act on their behalf as a true representative.

My top three priorities if elected: 

  • To move a motion to freeze council rate rise for two years to ease the burden on already struggling ratepayers
  • Address local parking issues and the culture of over issuing of parking infringements by the City
  • To ensure that the community are heard about local planning issues and the upgrade of parks within the Ward.

Name: Mackenzie Stuart
Ward contested: South Ward City of Wanneroo
Phone: 0420481954
Email: stuart.mackenzie@stumacsu.com
Suburb of residence: Koondoola

Are you a member of a political party?  Yes Labor

About me:
Stuart Mackenzie is an autodidactic across many areas of learning, passionately advocating for ‘early years’ and ‘community’, experiencing a life of learning wisdom, love, loss, advocacy and having a large extended family, he has a distinct in depth understanding across many key areas of community engagement. Past Councillor City of Wanneroo, participating in DAP (Development Access Panels), WALGA (WA Local Government Association State & North Metropolitan Committees), RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) and many in house committees.

Member of Primary, High School P&Cs and Community Committees for many years, Current Member Sudbury House Board of Management, past Project Manager Community Christmas Celebration, past Chair, Member Communities for Children Committee Mirrabooka.

Recognised and acknowledge within the community, his passion for Community and belief in encouraging people to reach out by helping others thereby empowering themselves; combines with being active, sharing his abilities, thoughts and ideas that enhance a better lifestyle for all….

Why I’m running for council:
Stuart believes essentially that Community based people with the time, experience and passion should govern Cities.  Lifestyle Choices are paramount to people living in Wanneroo, whenever possible allowing for the financial restraints of a modern city consideration is needed to ensure they are maintained. Stuart advocates for positive behaviours within our communities from “early years’ to ‘adulthood’. Cities social and environmental roles should play a large part in modelling such practices. With concerns about water, there is a need to create more sufficient and environmentally family friendly public space. Lack of employment in key areas encourages continued advocacy for “proximity” employment solutions that ease the load on the traffic resources and create opportunities for our future. Looking to the future there is a greater need for councils to be for Community, for families, youth and seniors, prioritising governance that is responsible yet caring in planning for the cities path forward.

My top three priorities if elected: 

  • Increased facilities for Families, Youth and Seniors, supporting Positive Behaviours.
  • Keeping neighbourhoods safer, supporting Lifestyles Choices in our Multicultural Wanneroo.
  • Minimal necessary rates, while practising responsible management.

Candidates who did not respond:

Rudi Steffens
Eby Mathew
Lewis Flood
Ryan Eaton
June Kelly
Domenic Zappa
Hugh Nguyen
Nguyet-Anh Truong
Philip Couper