Local government plays a huge role in protecting and preserving the environment, and The City of Onkaparinga has a strong tradition of introducing positive measures and initiatives based on environmental and sustainability issues.
For that reason, a number of local environmental and community groups have contacted all the candidates standing for Mayor of Onkaparinga City, as well as those standing in the Southern Vales and South Coast Wards, to offer them the opportunity to introduce themselves to our collective membership, and to let us know where they stand on a number of key environmental issues in the City of Onkaparinga.
Each candidate was given the same ten questions to answer:
- Where do you live? What attracted you to where you live?
- What’s your political background?
- To which community groups or associations do you belong?
- If elected, what will be your priorities?
- What are your policies regarding the environment and biodiversity?
- Do you think the City of Onkaparinga should re-visit declaring a Climate Emergency?
- How can Council accelerate decarbonisation within the community?
- How would you make Onkaparinga a better place to live with less resource consumption?
- How would you, as Mayor or Councillor, aim to influence Elected Members to be effective decision makers?
- Do you have ideas for championing improvements in the energy efficiency and lower resource footprints of new and retrofit development, both domestic and commercial?
So far, we have received responses from five of the eight Candidates standing for Mayor, and from twelve of the candidates standing for South Coast and Southern Vales Wards. You can read all the responses we’ve received to date at www.aldingavillagevoice.com.au
We’ll be issuing an e-newsletter with all the responses received on Monday 24th October.