Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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How can we all be winners?

 

KIERAN FINNANE talks to three candidates for the upcoming Town Council election.

 

Work together, get past the difficulty of differences of opinion, work with the whole community, for the good of the whole community: sounds obvious, sound perhaps soft, but it was a message delivered with convincing emphasis from all three Town Council candidates I spoke to for this article.

They are an assorted lot. Greater diversity is on the cards with the change to the way votes are counted in local government elections, and perhaps the likelihood of a diverse council is delivering candidates who welcome the opportunity of working with its inevitable challenges.

Despite their varied backgrounds, Aaron Dick, Dianne Logan and Matthew Campbell share a number of broad aims: rejuvenation of the town centre, doing what council can to stimulate business in the CBD, developing a greater connection with the river, protection of mature trees, much more shade, more activities for young people.

Alcohol policy and flood mitigation – in this, the year when the 20 year moratorium on a flood mitigation dam north of the Telegraph Station will be lifted –  were recognised as thorny, perhaps the latter even more than the former.

While none wanted to comment too much on the mayoral race, all expressed respect for the way Mayor Damien Ryan has handled his role.

Pictured, from top: Aaron (Charlie) Dick – we need more trees and shade throughout the town, and fewer carparks in the CBD!  • Dianne Logan – "Let's get it happening!", she says of rejuvenation of the CBD .

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