Shoalhaven’s Greens mayor, Amanda Findley, says the community will be the big winners if she is successful in her bid to win the state seat of South Coast.
If elected to take over from current member, Shelley Hancock, Findley says she keep her current position as Mayor of Shoalhaven City.
“I have a great council – I have three other Greens councillors on council and three other councillors I am working with,” she said.. “Those six have settled into their roles very well and I know I can count on them for support.”
Mayor Findley said if elected the Shoalhaven’s issues will be getting transported straight to the halls of parliament by someone who is hearing from the community every single day – not just on state issues but local issues as well.
Greens Lead Upper House candidate Cate Faehrmann, says the Greens will be putting resources into the seat because it is winnable.
“This is a serious contest and race for us and we are going to throw a lot at getting Amanda over the line,” she said.
Mayor Findley said the Shoalhaven has experienced 10 natural disasters in the past three years.
“That almost makes the Shoalhaven one of the disaster capitals in NSW and nobody wants that title.”
Mayor Findley said climate action, housing affordability and homelessness were key issues she wants to address.
“I’m passionate about the South Coast and want see our community and residents thrive.
“Over the coming months, I’ll be out in the community connecting with as many people in our community as possible. I want to hear what’s important to you and discuss the issues that matter.”