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27-year-old stands for council

2460 Joshua Burgoyne 1LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sir – I’m a born and bred Alice Springs local and I am putting my name forward for the position of councillor because I would like the chance of representing the future of Alice Springs.
It has afforded me many opportunities growing up here and I want to see it continue for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.
I attended Braitling Primary School, completed Year 12 at St Philip’s College and attained my electrical licence after finishing my apprenticeship in 2016.
I’ve been an active member of the Alice Springs sporting community, playing soccer since I was four years old, running with the Alice Springs Dingo Pack and coaching the under 18 West Football Club.
I was fortunate enough to represent Alice Springs interstate for both soccer and athletics, and continue to play soccer and AFL.
One of my proudest moments was finishing the 2013 Finke Desert Race and collecting my dog spike!
As a member of council, I want to see sport grow in Alice Springs, by providing further investment in the local sporting facilities for young people to pursue their hobbies.
Recycling needs to be further improved upon, with the introduction of kerbside collection for recyclables to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill, and ultimately, prolonging the life of the current waste management facility.
I am keen to work with small businesses to provide better outcomes and to ensure the town continues to advance and prosper.
Small businesses are a vital part of the Alice Springs economy and we need to ensure that council is working with these businesses, local industry leaders and the NT Government to ensure strong local growth.
Joshua “Burgs” Burgoyne (pictured)
Alice Springs



  1. You forgot tourism “Burgs”- Virgin Airlines code sharing into Darwin, Alice and Adelaide will revitalise the Red Centre. Sport is fantastic for the kids. Well done mate, there is a future.

  2. Good for you and for us Josuah, I believe the young are our future.
    I hope that you will use this medium to develop your ideas / vision and answer questions.
    I have one: Would you like to see a bicycles / skateboards / roller-skates establish in the Mall?
    I believe it will be a bonus for our dead CBD, as families could come, parents sit in outdoor cafes, watching their sibling having fun?

  3. Good on you, Josh. You impressed as a potential young leader during your years @ St. Philips. You’ve grown substantially in that capacity over the years.
    Great to see such a terrific young man of your calibre, passion and commitment vying for a role on the ASTC. Hopefully, others of your age cohort will consider the opportunity as well.
    Wishing you every success.


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