One Kara Kara Ward by-election nominee says the Northern Grampians Shire Council needs a clearer plan with accountability if it is going to create change in the region.
Former high-level businessman Terrence Robertson was among four nominees who were confirmed as candidates for the the Northern Grampians Shire Council Kara Kara Ward by-election on Wednesday January 20.
The St Arnaud resident said he hoped he would be able to the skills he has developed during his career to help guide council through extensive projects.
"As a region, I think we need a clearer understanding of what we are about, and that may allow more clarity in our tourism strategy," he said.
"We need our locals and council to embrace what we have and work together to maintain our physical and natural assets.
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"Many initiatives outlined in the draft St Arnaud Community Plan 2020 would benefit from more detailed project planning with specific timelines and accountabilities.
"There are numerous community groups who own these challenges, but as a Kara Kara councillor, I trust my experience may assist in improving links between the dedicated groups and the council."
Mr Robertson said he has extensive business experience including working with commercial advertising and information technology to develop skills in financial analysis, legal documentation and the optimization of resources.
He wants to bring these skills to the council to help drive economic growth.
"I am a proud resident of St Arnaud and have nominated for council as I believe my broad range of commercial business skills and experience including financial analysis and organisational effectiveness, would allow me to make a positive contribution," he said.
Ballot packs will be mailed to eligible voters from Tuesday, February 2, with voting closing at 6pm on Friday 19 February.
For more information about the by-election visit vec.vic.gov.au.
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