WILL NOOSA ELECT QLD’S FIRST GREENS COUNCILLOR?
Press Release: 10 November 2015
The Noosa and Hinterland Greens have endorsed Kin Kin resident Mr Aaron White as a candidate for the March 2016 Noosa Council elections.
The Noosa Greens believe their five core principles of ecological sustainability, grass roots democracy, social justice, non-violence and economic sustainability align perfectly with Noosa’s progressive forward-thinking Council.
Mr White maintains the Greens are the only political party in a position to support and further Noosa's sustainability and conservation objectives.
“The State Labor Government is proposing shortened public consultation timeframes for development applications and local government planning amendments. The Noosa community needs to send a clear message to the Labor Government that the Noosa plan is off limits,” Mr White said.
For more than a decade, Aaron White has been strong advocate for protecting the Noosa planning scheme having written submissions on behalf of the Noosa Parks Association, Noosa Biosphere Association, Noosa Greens and the Qld Greens.
He has also campaigned on Council de-amalgamation, inappropriate Hinterland developments, the Noosa Civic expansion, Noosa on Weyba, road safety issues and climate change.
As a long term local resident with his background in small business, horticulture, tourism and forestry, Mr White believes as a Green politician he is well-placed to represent the people of the Noosa community.
“I have lived, worked and raised our family in the Noosa Shire for the last 17 years. My partner Kim Luff is a 5th generation Noosa local. Together we have campaigned against over-development of the Hinterland and fought to oppose Council amalgamation. My aim is to protect our Noosa plan and provide sustainable ecological and economic prosperity for future generations of Noosa locals”, Mr White said.
Mr White will focus his campaign around six key issues: protect the Noosa Plan; respond to climate change; diversify the economy; attract green technologies and education and research; keep rates down and defend Noosa’s natural assets.
Looking to the future Mr White said “I fully support Council’s carbon reduction and energy efficiency plan and will push for Noosa to become the most sustainable and environmentally progressive region in Australia. By balancing our carbon emissions with renewable energy and sustainable agriculture, Noosa can become a carbon neutral economy by 2025.”
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