This year Ben will be standing in the Warrnambool Council Election.
8 years ago we moved from Cairns to Warrnambool to raise our family and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Warrnambool was exactly what we were looking for – a small friendly city with caring country values, a university for my wife to undertake a degree, and a family friendly environment for us to enjoy time with our kids. I could not be happier. That’s why I’ve decided to stand in the 2016 Warrnambool council elections
I am a family man with Christian family values. I am passionate about causes I believe in. I am focused on enhancing the Warrnambool community. I am ready to serve as your representative. I am ready to serve as a Warrnambool City Councillor.
A little bit about me:
- I have a degree in Applied Science (Coastal Management)
- I am a Manager at Wannon Water;
- I am on the school board for St Pius X Primary School Warrnambool;
- I am Secretary of the Warrnambool Offshore and Light Game Fishing Club;
- I am a Church Elder in the Trinity Lutheran Church Warrnambool.
- I run a small consulting business;
- I am heavily involved in many community events – mainly environment or sustainability focused.
- I also organise the annual Shipwreck Coast Fishing Classic and Sustainable Fishing Exhibit.
Prior to Warrnambool I worked for 12 years as an Environmental and Development Consultant writing Environmental Impact Assessments and gaining approvals, licences and permits for all types of developments. For 7 of these years I owned my own consulting firm with offices in both Brisbane and Cairns.
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My Pledges To You
My pledge is to the youth of Warrnambool. I will advocate passionately for youth issues including:
- Youth services
- Improved councelling resources
- Mental health
- Youth inclusion
I will actively be pursuing the best possible outcome for a safe boat launching facility at Warrnambool.
I pledge to ensure recreational fishing values are protected in the rivers, estuaries, beaches, harbours, and oceans around our magnificent city.
I want the best possible future for our kids – and I am sure you want the same. I love to see our Council embracing sustainability and utilising resources in a sustainable manner. I am keen for residents to also understand and appreciate the impact we have on this planet. I will be embracing sustainability wherever possible, and encouraging others to do the same.
I am committed to working with the Council to enhance our local community for the benefit of all. I am committed to assisting the volunteering section of the community by prioritising the provision of additional resources and training. I believe the rejuvenation of existing sporting facilties (primarily Reid Oval) and the incorporation of additional sporting ovals around Warrnambool is a priority.
I am committed to ensuring the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan positions Warrnambool as a prime tourist town into the future.