PETER WESTHEIMER Candidate for Byron Shire Council
27 March 04
*Byron Shire Council
Support Peter Westheimer for Byron Shire Council
If elected I will endeavour to bring positive change to Byron Shire Council. I am very aware of the challenges and ongoing issues (see other side) in our Shire.
With my background, energy and experience I hope to move the Councillors towards a more forward thinking and cooperative era.
The council has to be more proactive, effective and efficient in dealing with the many and varied Shire wide issues if it is to avoid amalgamation and succumbing to development pressures.
I am leading a group of five independent candidates who feel a similar way and who value ecological integrity, cultural diversity, a vibrant local economy and social equity.
I look forward to your support. Peter Westheimer
Active involvement for many years with political, environmental and cultural groups:
Qualifications & work experience:
VOTE 1 WITH PREFERENCES PETER WESTHEIMER
54 year old Chris Langton has lived in the Shire for 16 years. Having designed many local houses and community projects he has spent a lot of time at the front desk of the council offices. He has a 12 year old son who plays sport and goes to Mullumbimby High School.
"I see Byron Shire at the crossroads with rampant development to our North & 1.7 million tourists visiting Byron annually. It's time to recreate the jewel that is Byron Bay.
The bypass has to be a major priority leading to significant benefits for residents.
Funding needs to be put toward sealed roads, sporting facilities, community projects and much needed infrastructure".
Robert Rosen has been involved in a range of environmental groups over 23 years
holding positions in groups including the Australian Bush Heritage Fund,
Greenpeace, Australian Greens, NSW National Parks Association and the
Nature Conservation Trust of NSW. He played a pioneering role in the
development of the Australian ethical investment industry, has carried out
extensive research on the social and environmental performance of
Australian companies and has lectured and written widely on ethical
investment and green/community economics issues.
Locally Robert has been a member of the Council's Economic Advisory and Affordable Housing Committees, the Brunswick Heads Business and Tourism Group and the
Tweed/Byron Committee of the Northern Rivers Regional Strategy.