MEANDER VALLEY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
I have served as Councillor since 2011, working with the community, other councillors and council staff to deliver better results to residents, particularly with online services and the NBN.
My community service history includes 12 years with Lions Clubs, 7 years with the SES and 6 years campaigning for better consumer communications services in Tasmania.
I’ve been raised in Tasmania but have an international perspective on life.
I am results oriented, independent and approachable.
Your vote will help me continue to work for the Meander Valley community as Councillor and in future as Mayor.
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I am 43, married with 6 children.
I grew up on a farm at Mole Creek and now live in Deloraine.
I have been a large business owner in the Meander Valley for 20 years and have employed hundreds of locals.
I now operate 2 small businesses, one at Mole Creek and one in Deloraine.
I have the time and skills to be a productive member of council.
I will support: development and investment in the Meander Valley; improvement of infrastructure, services and sporting facilities; entrepreneurs creation of opportunities for our youth; the development of on-farm tourism; better awareness for mental health.
Mother of 2 girls, and wife to Danny, I am a 6th generation Tasmanian, passionate about a strong future for Meander Valley via sustainable economic development, and increased productivity for small business, resulting in local jobs growth.
A rate payer in Meander Valley, I volunteer my time on sporting committees and community groups, and recently received my First Life Membership.
A Uni of TAS Graduate, I currently work for Taswater as a Water Scientist.
I have a sound background in the mechanics of Council, having been employed by NMC to run the Longford Water Plant for more than 5 years.
IAN (MACCA) MACKENZIE
First Elected 2011 known as Macca.
Married with three children living at Bracknell.
A plumber and teacher currently teaching at Deloraine High and Primary Schools.
A past Agfest chairman, Life member Tamar RY, awarded Meritorious Service to the Rural Youth Organisation in 2011.
Bracknell Fire Brigade chief and member of Bracknell Primary School Association.
Being involved and helping in your community is important.
I want a prosperous future for all in MV.
It is imperative for council/lors to support communities, families and businesses, to foster, facilitate and encourage that prosperity.
As an active member of the community serving on executive committees, I would feel honoured in representing you as council.
I am a hardworking mother of 3, a wife and a farmer’s daughter.
I am skilled in a variety of disciplines and am currently employed.
I hope to achieve a visible and approachable council that is truly representative of its people.
I want to ensure that all needs are meet within the electorate and the people have confidence in their representatives.
I will endeavour to have your voices heard and lobby for improvements across the board and throughout our electorate.
Please support my re-election as Mayor.
A resident of northern Tas. for 45yrs & Prospect Vale for 21.
I believe I‘ve been effective as Mayor - past 3yrs & Councillor - 5yrs I‘ve lead a stable Council; engaged with our community & organisations across the municipality; demonstrated strong & respected representation at regional, State & Federal levels; & taken a pragmatic & common sense approach to the role of Mayor I hold a Bachelor of Commerce; Master of Business Management; Graduate - Tasmanian Leaders Program; Graduate – Aust. Institute of Company Directors.
Vote 1 for Councillor and Mayor.
In 14 years Council experience, fairness, equity, & social/natural justice have been central in my approach.
These years complement my qualifications & lengthy volunteer community work.
I seek your vote to continue to represent you.
MVC has a bright future; Council should work with stakeholders to encourage appropriate development & jobs.
The challenge is to meet the demands of growth; roads, streets, recreational & social facilities.
Plans for Prospect/Blackstone, Hadspen, & Westbury need implementation.
That does not exclude other communities; however, these are identified growth areas.
Hi, I’m 55 years old.
My family has resided in the valley since the early days of settlement.
I was elected to council last year after the passing away of the then Deputy Mayor.
I’m motivated, passionate and focused on making a difference.
I don’t resile from difficult issues nor am I a ‘rubber stamp’ for bureaucracy.
Meander Valley is a great place to live, work, visit and play in and I believe it can be even better in the future.
I respectfully seek your first votes for both Councillor and Deputy Mayor positions so that I may continue to represent you and your interests wherever you reside!
I want our council to help residents and ratepayers to live their dreams and prosper whilst preserving our uniquely beautiful environment.
I have operated the John Temple Gallery, a wilderness and landscape photography gallery in Westbury for 12 years and lived in the Meander Valley for 28 years.
I have the experience of serving on, and also chairing a number of community, government and business boards at local, state and national levels.
As a former winner of the Australian Design Award, the Enterprise Australia Award and the National Small Business Award I know how to get things done.
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My commitment to our communities is seen in my helping set up facilities such as the Meander Valley Health Centre, the Deloraine Community Shed and Garden, the Western Tiers Film Society, the Hadspen Skate Park and the M V Bicycle Users’ Group.
As economic, social and mental well-being are interrelated, I support ideas for business or community development that sustain our quality of life and our beautiful environment.
As Councillor and Deputy Mayor, I will foster the development of a future-oriented economic network that provides rewarding work, while preserving our natural assets.
As a born and bred Meander Valley resident I seek election to Council as a very concerned 'ordinary person' that is frustrated the way Council and bureaucratic regulations are inhibiting building, development, business and employment opportunities in our region.
I regularly come into contact with people who have a genuine desire 'to have a go' but are restricted by regulations and costs imposed by the same Council and bureaucracy that indicate they are concerned by the lack of jobs and shops closing.
With your support I would like to become one of 'your small voices' to try and make a difference.