BREAK O'DAY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Timothy John Warren
DEPUTY MAYOR CANDIDATES
Barry Le Fevre
John Le Fevre
John Charles McGiveron
I am passionate about working with the community.
I possess strong advocacy skills supported by a background in community and policy development.
I utilise a transparent decision making style based on evidence and public consultation.
I believe that local government can show leadership on sustainable practises that lead to a strong economy, a healthy environment and vibrant communities.
I’ve lived in St Marys since 2007 with my husband of 34 years and been an active community volunteer inc. co-ordinating St Marys Op Shop. Qualifications inc. BA Law, BA Juris, Dip. of Community Service Work.
BARRY LE FEVRE
Break O’Day, beautiful one moment superb the next.
We live in an incredible natural environment.
It is now time to better promote our area to the rest of the world, enhancing employment and improving our quality of life.
As an educated, community driven individual I will; provide transparent governance, minimise red tape and actively encourage initiative, growth and jobs.
Elected councillors must reflect and act on community needs and be proactive, ensuring opportunities are optimised.
Let's be proactive together, work in harmony, foster initiative and provide a better future for all.
JOHN LE FEVRE
I John Le Fevre would encourage you to vote for me 1 for councillor and deputy mayor I love this area and we need as much development as we can get to keep the towns growing and work for our young people in our area Its sad to see people leave because we don't have the infrastructure here I like to think I can work with all people to reach a good outcome.
Lived in St Helens for 24 years owner of Scamander supermarket for 9 years previously owner of Kevin Love welding which I operated for 12 years until we purchased the supermarket I would like to run for council to get behind the council to be a spokes man for all community needs and be proactive and getting things done and spend council money wisely after all it’s our money.
JOHN CHARLES MCGIVERON
I am a 3rd generation resident of BOD born in St Marys, with 2 generations of my family still living here I have a background in engineering & management in the mining industry of 41 years & 14 years in local govt I am a charter member of St Marys Lions Club with 39 years of community service & commitment If elected I will support local sustainable job creating industry with a focus on local contractors & suppliers wherever possible I will be a full time representative for the people of the whole of BOD area.
I support sensible common sense decision making based on sound research & facts.
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I believe in supporting the values and beliefs of the community not just the raw evaluation of facts.
I have no affiliation with any group making decisions based on merit and the communities input.
The past 4 years has seen an administration demonstrating a lack of community consultation which on many occasions has lead to poor decisions.
If elected I pledge to do my best to change the culture within Council making it more about the community and not the importance of a group of individuals who think they know best and I will not only listen to your questions I will answer them.
I ask you to please give me your no 1 vote so I can continue to represent you and ensure that your Council implements plans for future job growth, town improvements, increasing visitor numbers, supporting education, and improving sports facilities.
If elected Deputy Mayor I have the experience to support the Mayor in all these things and represent us at State and Federal level if required.
I know what works and what doesn’t. I am involved with many community organisations receiving an Order of Australia Medal in 2004 and Australia Day Awards from both Portland and Break O’Day Municipalities.
On the sidelines of Council for many years I have decided to offer myself as an alternative as a Councillor.
Unlike many other candidates I am experienced by attending many local government workshops, contributing to many boards of management and working in many community areas such as health, sport and service clubs.
Recognised by Council as Citizen of the Year in 2004 I have served as the NEFU Secretary/Treasurer until this year.
If elected as an alternative voice, I will work with the new GM to seek funding to complete many of the plans Council have on “the shelf”.
Vision, experience & tenacity.
After living in the municipality permanently for 30+ years has given me a clear insight into the core needs of the community.
The economic driver for the future relies on sustainability tourism & associated development of which I am an enthusiastic supporter.
I am committed to see the region move forward & achieve its full potential combining our natural assets in sync with modern day enterprise expectation.
I ask for the opportunity to serve as Mayor and Councillor.
Having served as Deputy Mayor for the past 3 years, I offer experience, professionalism & leadership.
My priorities are: lobbying for our area; supporting sustainable small business, tourism, agriculture & arts; preserving local heritage and our stunning natural environments; community collaboration and open communication; decision-making informed by social, economic & environmental considerations; and advocating for better disability, youth, aged & health services.
I commit to running council with integrity, compassion and vision.
As a proud local of the Fingal Valley and member of the volunteer fire service and other committees, I would like to see the towns in the Valley properly represented on Council.
Maintenance, development and beautification programs to show the Valley's proud history of mining and farming should be showcased for locals and visitors to enjoy.
I'd like to represent you so the Fingal Valley has a member in Council, and if you would like that too, vote 1 for Paul Southworth.
I'm a respected responsible community member of the Fingal Valley incorporating, the Mathinna area, for the past 28 years I have been involved in community services in both a voluntary and work capacity.
I believe that all of our residents are equal whether we live in St Helens or in the regional areas of the Fingal Valley.
Councillors needs to ensure that Council is accountable for all of its activities and actions including responsible spending.
Its needs to implement and maintain open lines of communications between its workers, Councillors, community members and residents.
JOHN EWART TUCKER
I am 39 years old and married to Mhari, we have four young children.
Together we run the ANTU Cattle Company at The Gardens.
I have lived here all my life and my family have been here for generations.
I am standing for council to avoid a repeat of the attempted 42% rate hike on the farming community.
I have a strong understanding of rural and forestry issues.
I am pro sensible developments that bring economic and environmental benefit.
I come from St.Helens, married 35 years with 2 children and run a family business; I have a 30 year local community service record; I want to be the next Mayor and Councillor to rescue our local economy; I understand the local problems; I recognise the infrastructure needs; I realise the constraints holding back new investment and employment and I know why development has not taken off.
I have a well prepared development action plan; it is based on a clear vision (which I have) for our municipality; community pride, happiness and economic development is my number 1 priority
TIMOTHY JOHN WARREN
It is time for some young blood to become an elected member.
By being significantly younger than the current members I know I will bring a breath of fresh air to the electorate.
It also means that I have energy and drive that will last throughout the elected term and well into the future.
No idea, voice or proposal brought to me will be turned away; all will be treated with respect and confidence. I see such potential in this municipality; it needs someone like me to turn these visions into reality and bring the needed development to the area to ensure a productive and rewarding future for all.
I am a small business operator, Rotary President and committed to community.
I care about issues facing us all, including pensioners and those on low incomes.
I am committed to addressing such issues as health, mental health, education, and employment.
I am keen to see our municipality move forward with progress in business growth and development, infrastructure and facilities for residents and tourists, including bike/walking paths and streetscaping.
I am working with local groups toward saving several local jetties.
Please help me by voting for me as both Councillor and Deputy Mayor.