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2021 Meet the TRC Candidates

2021 Local Government Election

Saturday, December 4, 2021

TRRRA has no affiliation with any political party. Our mission is to support residents and ratepayers within the Tamworth Regional Council area with regional and local government issues.

As a community service, TRRRA has created Meet the TRC Candidates Facebook and a webpage. The purpose of these pages is to provide residents and ratepayers with information about all candidates running for Tamworth Regional Council during the 2021 Local Government Election.
 

CANDIDATE LIST

2021 Tamworth Local Government Election Candidates

Group A - Labour

  • Stephen Mears
  • Denise McHugh
  • Sergio Rindo
  • Michael Lawler
  • Laura Hughes

Ungrouped Candidates

  • Phil Betts – Kootingal – Independent *
  • Chris Buckman – Moore Creek
  • Bede Burke – Bective
  • Judy Coates – Moonbi
  • Charles Impey – Hillvue – Independent  *
  • Jim Maxwell – Manilla – Independent *
  • Stephen Maher – North Tamworth – Independent *
  • Mark Rodda – South Tamworth – Independent *
  • Brooke Southwell – East Tamworth – Independent *
  • Marc Sutherland – Hillvue – Independent *
  • Ray Tait – Hillvue – Independent *
  • Marjolijn Thomas – Moore Creek – Independent *
  • Helen Tickle – East Tamworth – Independent *
  • Russell Webb – Winton – Independent  *

* Affiliation: This indicates if the candidate has been nominated by a registered political party or if the candidate has requested to have the word ‘Independent’, or nothing, printed next to their name on the ballot paper.
Source: NSW Electoral Commission

Questions

TRRRA posed nine questions to the 19 Candidates running in the upcoming Local Government Elections. We have included the responses received from candidates who responded and are included in the candidate’s page.

Click on the Read More button to read their responses, download their How To Vote Cards and read the articles from the Northern Daily Leader.

1. Why are you running, and what do you think you can offer Tamworth Region?
2. How do those of you with political affiliations address the issues that arise serving two masters?
3. Every candidate says that they always put the community first. But what does that mean to you?
4. What are your views on the interaction between counsellors, senior council staff and developers documented and available on public record?
5. How would you improve transparency and accountability for Counsellors and the Council?
6. Understandably, the Council needs to maintain confidentiality around some issues and be discussed in Closed Council sessions. How do you feel those Closed Council discussions impact the Council’s transparency and accountability?

7. Would you support a review of Chaffey dam water management?
8. What are your views on TRC pursuing alternate water sources to ensure water security, e.g., purchasing some or all of the Peel Valley licenses from those willing to sell?
9. Do you believe the community should be advised before the sale of community assets?

Meet the Candidates

BETTS Phil

Phil Betts

BUCKMAN Chris

NAME Chris

BURKE Bede

Bede Burke

COATES Judy

Judy Coates

HUGHES Laura

Laura Hughes

IMPEY Charles

Charles Imey

LAWLER Michael

Michael Lawler

MAHER Stephen

Stephen Maher

MAXWELL Jim

Jim Maxwell

McHUGH Denise

Denise McHugh

MEARS Stephen

Stephen Mears

RINDO Sergio

Sergio RINDO

RODDA Mark

Mark Rodda

SOUTHWELL Brooke

Brooke SOUTHWELL

SUTHERLAND Marc

Marc Sutherland

TAIT Ray

Ray Tait

THOMAS Marjolijn

Marjolijn Thomas

TICKLE Helen

Helen Tick

WEBB Russell

Russell Webb