Passion drives Paul Bambrick's political campaign
PASSION for the community and passion for the environment are the driving forces behind Paul Bambrick's bid to be selected as a councillor in the election for the Livingstone Shire Council.
Mr Bambrick is well known for his environmental protection advocacy and has knowledge of Livingstone ecology and bioregional issues.
He is involved in the local music and arts industry, is a qualified architectural technician and is familiar with planning, infrastructure and the building industry.
Having been well travelled throughout Australia and internationally, Mr Bambrick said he has a holistic and grounded approach.
"My agenda is to make where we live greener, cleaner and are more attractive to visitors and residents alike," Mr Bambrick said.
"I'm all for grassroots democracy that will empower the people of Livingstone to contribute to our mutual benefit.
"The new council needs to be working in the communities' best interests so our kids, those with disability and our senior citizens feel safe and connected.
"In the position of councillor, I will make sure we have engaging open and creative forums to make use of the wealth of talent and ingenuity of local people to build business and connectivity to allow ideas and innovation to flourish."
Mr Bambrick said we are charged with bringing our varied and unique community into a new era.
"The re-emergence of Livingstone Shire Council is a great opportunity to forge our identity and define ourselves as a region," he said.
"We must move forward, not grow for growth's sake, we need to be prepared to try new ways while preserving the best of what we have.
"We are a community rich with friendly locals, cute regional villages, good soil, good rainfall, beef, reef, pineapples, beaches, bush and the perfect climate."
Mr Bambrick said our diverse demographic from the bush to the beach means it is vital to build linkages and find strength in diversity.
Polling day: Saturday, November 9, 8am-6pm
Return of postal votes: Tuesday, November 19