Councillor seeks a second term
COUNCILLOR Kerry Hines has confirmed that she will be seeking re-election at the upcoming local government ballot being held on September 8.
Cr Hines has just completed her first term as a Councillor and believes the experience she's gained over the past four years will hold her in good stead during a second term.
"I have learned a lot in this term and I relish the opportunity of representing the community into the future," Cr Hines said.
"I believe it's important to engage in the direction our city is heading."
A born and bred local, mother, business owner and employer of local people, Cr Hines asserts that the prosperity of the community rests with strong, forward thinking, positive leadership.
"I'm proud to run as an independent as I believe that local council should represent local people, not the aims of political parties," she said.
Cr Hines believes both Council and the community need to encourage new, sustainable business in both the private and public sector and integrated development which will provide better job opportunities and improve the living standards for the whole community.
She believes this will enables Coffs Harbour to provide better and more services to local people.
The Councillor's other platform is the need to carefully consider the region's assets and strengths, particularly the natural environment.
She also wants to ensure opportunities are realised through a focus on economic development and increased industry sector engagement with health, education, manufacturing, tourism and small business to build a strong economic strategy to enhance the region's assets.