My Take

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My take on what it means to live in a great council area is about the extent to which we can enjoy our home, work and recreational life within it. This ties in with what I call the ‘Lifestyle Triangle of Happiness’.  The closer together we find our home, workplace and places of recreation the less time we spend commuting.  The less time spent commuting, the more time we have to enjoy life in the way that we want to as well as get sufficient time to rest.

‘In a metropolitan council as big as the City of Onkaparinga, I should be able to undertake most of my living activities without travelling outside of the area.  Needing to do so highlights what services and facilities we need to look at securing for our community.’

So, when it comes to my Council platform, my perogative is simple.  I want to represent the interests of our local council residents in making our area:

  1. a safe, enjoyable and affordable place to live,
  2. an enticing and prosperous place for local businesses to grow and thrive and to provide local employment, and
  3. a community that reflects and provides for the sporting, recreational and social interests of those who live here.