Candidates out to make difference

Michael TraillAlbany Advertiser
The City of Albany Administration and Civiv Centre building North Road Albany.
Camera IconThe City of Albany Administration and Civiv Centre building North Road Albany. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Breaksea Ward

Paul Terry

The current Community and Corporate Services Committee chairman has represented Breaksea electors for the past four years.

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Cr Terry has championed his involvement in a review of paediatric services in Albany, which resulted in WA Country Health Service committing two full positions to the city.

Anne Sparrow

The mother-of-two with a background in agriculture, conservation and community events works in senior management and is a small business partner.

Ms Sparrow would love to see Albany lead Australia in waste management and come off the grid by securing its own source of renewable energy.

Stanley Date

“Planning our future, remembering our past” is the local business owner’s campaign slogan for 2019.

Mr Date does not want staff salaries increased if rates increase. He is passionate about the conservation of Albany’s environment and cultural heritage.

Frederickstown Ward

Greg Stocks

Deputy-mayor Cr Stocks believes successful local governments require passion, commitment and decisive, inclusive leadership.

Cr Stocks wants to help maintain an effective council, continue developing youth education opportunities, and implement the City’s renewable energy goals.

Delma Baesjou

Ms Baesjou says she is known for integrity, compassion, initiative, leadership and co-operation.

“With a long history of community volunteering, board membership, successful businesses (including Laserscape) and working for and with councils across the region, I have the knowledge, experience and skills for this role,” she said.

Kalgan Ward

Bill Hollingworth

Bill Hollingworth has enjoyed his time on the City of Albany council and is prepared for another four years.

As an experienced director, small business owner and elected member, Cr Hollington campaigns on bringing a wealth of knowledge and governance to the council.

Matt Benson-Lidholm

Mr Benson-Lidholm says economic, environmental and social changes pose real challenges to ratepayers in his prospective ward.

The former deputy president of the State Parliament’s Legislative Council believes he can deliver significantly improved outcomes for Kalgan Ward residents and the entire Albany community.

Cheryl Louise Kneebone

Being an Albany resident for “30-odd” years, Ms Kneebone wants to work with the community to establish refreshing, innovative ideas for the future of the city.

“My vision for Albany is to see innovation through eco-tourism and value adding proposals, enhancing the Great Southern area ensuring future prosperity,” she said.

David Griffiths

Experienced in agriculture, plantation forestry, heavy haulage and tourism, Mr Griffiths says new industries and businesses need to be proactively supported in the region.

Mr Griffiths believes the council needs to maintain the hard work of the past to build the region for the benefit of future generations.

Vancouver Ward

John Shanhun

Cr Shanhun is a passionate member of the South Coast Fire Group and chair of the Albany Emergency Response Group who has lived in the Vancouver Ward for 35 years.

His involvement with the Lockyer Action Network and votes against the last City rate rise will be cornerstones of Cr Shanhun’s re-election campaign.

Claire Hanson

Ms Hanson says she is driven to stand for council by a fresh vision for a vibrant, sustainable Albany governed by the values of decency and fairness.

“I bring insight and high-impact performance to council, with 30 years experience in media, business and government roles,” she said.

Tony Heslop

With his family living in the region since the early 1900s, the local businessman has a strong connection to the region and passion for Albany.

“I am currently the club president of the Albany Cycle Club and have previously been club president and committee member of various clubs and associations,” Mr Heslop said.

Damien Yarran

Mr Yarran has an extensive resume, spending time in the workforce with WA Police, the Department of Education, the Department of Justice and in the mining industry.

“I am a member of a number of community associations and school boards, having recently established my own not-for-profit indigenous organisation in the Great Southern to assist our at-risk youth and help with improving school attendance,” Mr Yarran said.

West Ward

Sandie Smith

Following a four-year term, Cr Smith remains passionate about helping the community thrive.

She feels she still has more to achieve for the community as a councillor. “I seek renewed support to being your partner on council — advocating for our community with openness, common sense, and integrity,” she said.

Malcolm Cameron

Being a passionate ambassador for Albany, and pressuring the State and Federal Governments for a fairer share in road funding are two of Mr Cameron’s reasons for nominating for council.

Mr Cameron spent four years as a councillor in the former Town of Albany.

Kaylene Parker

Ms Parker describes herself as professional with extensive experience in agriculture, environmental planning, project management and business development.

She wants to keep young people living and thriving in the community by giving them cultural, education and sporting activities.

Yakamia Ward

Allen Smith

Mr Smith wants to see low rates, more footpaths, fundamental services and the efficient expenditure of ratepayer’s dollars.

“I have no links to any ideology, my singular goal is serve the people of Albany,” Mr Smith said.

Kylie Freer

With more than 20 years experience in business management, small businesses, corporate and government services, Ms Freer is excited to help Albany move forward by serving on the City council.

“Albany is an amazing place to live, work, play. Together, we can make a difference, and I welcome your support,” Ms Freer said.

Anthony Moir

Over the past four years Cr Moir has served on a number of committees and community groups including the Albany Port Community Consultation Committee and the Renewable Energy Working Group.

Seeing Albany develop a hydrogen industry as part of its energy mix is one of Cr Moir’s most ambitious calls heading into election day.

Alastair Dowling

The self-employed businessman is campaigning on his expertise in quality assurance combined with a sound knowledge of the responsibilities of elected councillors.

“Continued responsible development in Albany with a clean and green environment, encouragement of tourism and better youth employment opportunities are among my priorities,” he said.

Chris Thomson

Mr Thomson’s key aim as a councillor would be sustainable jobs growth in agriculture, tourism, health and education. He is opposed to pay rises for the mayor and councillors.

“I will push for outreach agreements with UWA and TAFE to increase employment for school leavers so Albany’s keenest minds can stay in the south,” he said.

Jamie Scally

With a creative fresh outlook, Mr Scally says he will be your direct line to local government.

”You deserve someone especially dedicated to seeing our families and business community develop and prosper and for Albany to be the perfect place to live and succeed,” Mr Scally said

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