The Upper Hunter Shire election will be held on Saturday, September 10.
This year there are 13 candidates for the local elections, meet them below (listed in alphabetical order).
Voters in the shire will also be asked their preference for the Mayoral election system, in a constitutional referendum to be held at the same time. Read more about the referendum here.
“People of the Upper Hunter are resilient, and when we work together, we win. It’s something I love about our community.”
“It is my belief that our council should always have the community’s desires at the forefront of their decision making.”
“I look forward to achieving more equitable outcomes for communities across the Shire, improvements in infrastructure and service delivery, and working to ensure our Shire shares in the significant government investment that for too long we seem to have missed out on.”
I hope to achieve “continued development and growth in youth services, including mental health awareness for Kindergarten to Year 12.”
“There is much work to be done to improve our towns with the upgrade of facilities and amenities, promoting proper constructive development that will not only benefit the residents and users but also enhance each towns beautification.”
“I will continue to work as hard as I have during the past 4 years as one of your preferred Councillors on all different areas of the shire with an open mind and work as a team with all other councillors for the best outcome for you the residents.”
“I would like to see more improvements to country roads and town streets. I would like the opportunity to be able to once again represent you, and do all I can for the community.”
“I still believe the most serious issue we face is the expansion of coal mining and CSG into our magnificent shire, and the threat they pose our established rural industries.”
“Better rural roads, as all roads should be maintained and grated as required for the safety of Upper Hunter Shire residents and the visitors to our community.”
Fairfax Media attempted to contact Debra Haydon, but is yet to receive a response.
Fairfax Media attempted to contact Deidre Peebles, but is yet to receive a response.
“There can be no promises for big ticket items, but there can be a promise to be approachable and accessible to everyone; to listen to what is being said and do something with that information.”
Fairfax Media attempted to contact Arthur Wright, but is yet to receive a response.
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