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City of Mitcham candidate profiles - Gault Ward

Profiles for each of the seven candidates are in the same order as their names appear on the ballot paper. This information has been provided by the candidates and neither the Returning Officer nor the City of Mitcham take responsibility or bear liability for the content contained within.

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CHENEY, Coralie

I choose to run for Council to see the sound use of rates with a planned and strategic approach and with the view to capping rates without compromising on the important services or maximising benefits. I grew up in Panorama and attended Clapham School, before returning to Westbourne Park nearly 30 years ago, where I currently reside. Married with two adult children, I am now the proud 'Gamma' of our first grandchild. Presently, and for the last 15 years, I have held senior management roles within Adelaide's largest entertainment venues, managing teams and achieving goals. I have served on various boards and worked with many charities, where the emphasis was financial stability and community engagement. I want to utilise my skills and experience to benefit our local community which is home to my family and yours who live, work and play in the beautiful heritage of Mitcham.

Contact details: cheneycoralie@gmail.com


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MOSS, Rod

I have lived in the Mitcham area all my life and I know the community intimately through my associations with local sporting clubs, schools, charities, RSL and local businesses. My wife Andrea and I met at Unley High School and we have lived in Colonel Light Gardens for 45 years, with our extended family continuing to enjoy the unique ambience of the Garden Suburb. I am retired after 32 years in State Government and Adelaide City Council in Building Asset Management and Budgeting. I am familiar with Local Government operations through these roles, and I consider that I can contribute an experienced commonsense approach to future Council Infrastructure Planning. I have never had an association with any political party or commercial interest in the Mitcham area, and am keen to contribute to the ongoing welfare of the local community through an inclusive representation of their interests. Email: mosscrab11@gmail.com

Contact details: 0413 099 304


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WESTBROOK, Ashley

I am a passionate and enthusiastic individual who wants to help shape and contribute to the local community. I have lived in the Gault ward for over 30 years. Now with a family of my own, I want to ensure the Mitcham area and Gault Ward continues to be a great place to live through all stages of life, by ensuring that the needs of the residents are aligned to council facilities and services. This means I will direct my focus on delivering more community based services and family-friendly spaces while optimising council costs. Through my work as metropolitan fire fighter and a registered nurse I am committed to helping people in need and I welcome this opportunity to represent your views and ideas at council. I look forward to hearing how I can serve you better at the following email address ashwest2000@hotmail.com

Contact details: 0402 044 495


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KOURAKIS, Zanis Peter

Local builder, keen surfer and cycler, Zanis Kourakis has lived in the City of Mitcham for over 30 years. He resides in Colonel Light Gardens with his wife, and two school aged boys who attend the local schools. His qualifications include holding a Cert IV in Building and Construction, and a Bachelor's Degree in Management. He has also worked in Aged Care and Hospitality Management, providing him with a valuable understanding of both the youngest and oldest people within our community. With an elderly father and a young family residing the area, Zanis realises the importance of a strong community. His priorities as a councillor will be supporting local sporting and recreational facilities, services for youth and the elderly, and enhancing the heritage and beauty of our local area. Zanis looks forward to ensuring that our council increases the value of our area and homes whilst improving our environment.

Contact details: zpkourakis@gmail.com


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SCOTT, Janet

Janet has been advocating for Gault Ward residents and rate payers since moving to Colonel Light Gardens in 2007. She will be able to do more for you with your vote. Janet supports reduced debt, rate capping, improved financial management, sustainable practices and putting customer needs first. Janet will fight for better maintenance of all parks and reserves, including installing drinking fountains, improved seating, and shade trees. Janet will push to restore the Mitcham AFA Bowling Club grounds as lawns and gardens. Janet talks to residents during regular walks and bicycling around the ward. She supports the Save Springbank College and Protect Our Heritage campaigns. As President of CLGRA, she held a meeting on planning changes. She is a keen gardener and participant with her dog in agility. She is an IT Consultant and worked on Large Accounting and Asset Management systems. Janet.scott@internode.on.net

Contact details: 0411 379 410


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GRIFFIN, Mark Anthony

Residing with my wife Lorraine and daughter Hannah at 2 Salisbury Crescent Colonel Gardens in a replica bungalow in which I built four years ago. I am self employed running Griffin residential. I strongly support quality development in all heritage and conventional housing from 1992 to 1997 I was a councillor on Burnside council chairing engineering & works and planning & development. During that period the council and administration reeled in a multi million debt dept with cost effective rationalising and strong budget restraints. I am a strong advocate for rate capping and working within Mitcham council present income stream working with in our means working leaner where possible enabling funds to be directed into community and sporting facilities. Having a strong working relationship with the council chamber administration and community achieving a positive and progressive future.

Contact details: 0405 777 700


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WELLS, Joanna

Joanna will work hard to build a cohesive community through strong and enduring links between residents, community organisations, business and Council. Focused on excellent planning to meet current and anticipate future needs, she also values our existing built and natural environment. With a focus on safeguarding open space, improved transport options and forging strong bonds between all parts of our community, Joanna is keen to see the Community Hub area adjacent the Mitcham library re-invigorated and improved safety for pedestrians between the library and Aldi. Joanna Wells is a former teacher, now self-employed. She is not affiliated with any political party. She is an active community member campaigning to safeguard our built heritage and keep our precious mature trees. Joanna works actively with the Protect our Heritage Alliance and the Conservation Council of SA. She is an Open Space Volunteer and a committee member of the Mitcham Historical Society.

Contact details: 0403 197 071

South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board candidate profiles

Profiles for each of the two candidates are printed below in the same order as their names appear on the ballot paper. This information has been provided by the candidates and neither the Electoral Commissioner nor the South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board take responsibility or bear liability for the content contained within.

McLEAN, Bruce

To Whom it may concern, I am Bruce Mclean a 43 year old Grain and Seed Producer of the Bool Lagoon Glenroy area. Currently I am a land owner, lessor and sharefarmer to other local producers in the area who are part of the drainage and water catchment area of the lower South East, hence the great interest in being part of the Boards network. I hope to contribute that of fellow producers to the boards ongoing work and roles of such an important system in a unique part of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

MULLINS, John James

As a Board member of 16 years, I have gained many insights into the work, funding and management issues, organizational structures, assets and liabilities and where the Board sits in relation to the overall State government structure. I have gained an in-depth knowledge of the drainage system in relation to the mitigation of flooding of agricultural land, the value of keeping the soil profile damp and how effective water management can enhance many diverse environments. This knowledge has allowed me to effectively contribute to the development of the Drainage and Wetlands Strategy. My approach is to be a strong advocate to maintain our infrastructure, monitor what is happening in our system, so we can manage surface water to best advantage. My consultative approach as a landholder representative is evident through my willingness to seek out opinions from a variety of large and small landholders through my farming networks. When the Board has had to deal with potentially volatile issues affecting landholders, I have offered to be a part of dialogue which can inform, negotiate and reconcile emotions and points of disagreement in working to achieve productive outcomes with which all parties can accept. For Board meetings, I am well prepared, actively contribute to debate and follow-up on issues raised. I am willing to ask the challenging questions and to clarify issues for myself and for those I represent. I am an active contributor to many debates about resource management, Work Health Safety issues, developing policies, strategies and action plans.

City of Onkaparinga - Mid Coast Ward

Due to the resignation of a member of the Council, a supplementary election is necessary to fill the vacancy for Councillor for Mid Coast Ward.

Timetable

Event Date
Roll close 5pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020
Opening of nominations Thursday 23 July 2020
Nominations close 12 noon, Thursday 6 August 2020
Dispatch of ballot material to electors Tuesday 18 August 2020 to Monday 24 August 2020
Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon, Monday 7 September 2020
Scrutiny and count From 9am, Tuesday 8 September 2020  

Close of roll

The voters roll for this supplementary election closed at 5pm on Tuesday 30 June 2020.

You can check if you are on the state electoral roll online on the Australian Electoral Commission's website (external link). If you do not appear on the roll and are an Australian citizen aged 18 or over you should enrol immediately via the Australian Electoral Commission website (external link).

If you are not eligible to enrol on the state electoral roll you may still be entitled to enrol to vote if you own or occupy a property or are a resident non-Australian citizen. Contact the Council to find out how on 08 8384 0666 or visit the City of Onkaparinga (external link).

Nominating

Becoming a member of council is a great way to represent and help make a difference to your local community.

The nomination period for the vacancy of Councillor for Mid Coast Ward will open on Thursday 23 July 2020 and will close at 12 noon on Thursday 6 August 2020.

If you are interested in nominating, nomination kits will be available at a later date.

Guides

Before completing a nomination form you are strongly encouraged to review the following handbook and the requirements for profiles and photographs:

LG20 - Candidate Handbook (PDF 1.8 MB)
LG13 - Requirements for profiles and photographs (PDF 3.3 MB)
2018 LGA Candidate profile and candidate statement (PDF 1.2 MB)

The Local Government Association of South Australia has prepared a guide with general information about the role of local government and councillors:

Make a difference nominate for Council (PDF 6 MB)

Briefing session

A briefing session for intending candidates will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 29 July 2020 at the City of Onkaparinga Noarlunga Office, Civic Room, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre.

Bookings are essential. Contact Katrina French on 8384 0612 or email: election@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au to book your spot.

Information in other languages

Information about how to vote at council elections is available in 21 languages. 

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If your language is not listed here, or if you would like more information, please call us through an interpreter. 

Phone the Translating and Interpreting Services on 131 450 and ask them to them contact Electoral Commission SA on 1300 655 232. This is a free service.

City of Unley - Parkside Ward

Due to the resignation of a member of the Council, a supplementary election is necessary to fill the vacancy for Councillor for Parkside Ward.

Timetable

Event Date
Roll close 5pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020
Opening of nominations Thursday 23 July 2020
Nominations close 12 noon, Thursday 6 August 2020
Dispatch of ballot material to electors Tuesday 18 August 2020 to Monday 24 August 2020
Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon, Monday 7 September 2020
Scrutiny and count From 9am, Wednesday 9 September 2020

Close of roll

The voters roll for this supplementary election closed at 5pm on Tuesday 30 June 2020.

You can check if you are on the state electoral roll online on the Australian Electoral Commission's website (external link). If you do not appear on the roll and are an Australian citizen aged 18 or over you should enrol immediately via the Australian Electoral Commission website (external link).

If you are not eligible to enrol on the state electoral roll you may still be entitled to enrol to vote if you own or occupy a property or are a resident non-Australian citizen. Contact the Council to find out how on (08) 273 8750 or visit the City of Unley (external link). 

Nominating

Becoming a member of council is a great way to represent and help make a difference to your local community.

The nomination period for the vacancy of Councillor for Parkside Ward will open on Thursday 23 July 2020 and will close at 12 noon on Thursday 6 August 2020.

If you are interested in nominating, nomination kits will be available at a later date.

Guides

Before completing a nomination form you are strongly encouraged to review the following handbook and the requirements for profiles and photographs:

LG20 - Candidate Handbook (PDF 1.8 MB)
LG13 - Requirements for profiles and photographs (PDF 3.3 MB)
2018 LGA Candidate profile and candidate statement (PDF 1.2 MB)

The Local Government Association of South Australia has prepared a guide with general information about the role of local government and councillors:

Make a difference nominate for Council (PDF 6 MB)

Briefing session

An interactive online briefing session for intending candidates will be held at 6pm on Thursday 23 July 2020.  Please refer to this webpage closer to the date for further details.

Information in other languages

Information about how to vote at council elections is available in 21 languages. 

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繁體中文

Hrvatski

دری

Thöŋ Jiäŋ

Ελληνικά

ગુજરાતી

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ខ្មែរ 

한국어 

ລາວ

简体中文

नेपाली

فارسی

Polski

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

Русский 

Српски 

Español

Tiếng Việt

If your language is not listed here, or if you would like more information, please call us through an interpreter. 

Phone the Translating and Interpreting Services on 131 450 and ask them to them contact Electoral Commission SA on 1300 655 232. This is a free service.


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