Randwick Council Candidates Announced
Lisa Walpole is a community activist whose lobby efforts have led to better outcomes in local developments. Her organising actions ultimately brought about the closing of some loopholes and exploitations of the affordable housing SEPP. She is a powerhouse operative for Urban kittens which has fostered and found ‘forever’ homes for hundreds of stray cats.
I’ve lived in Randwick for over 15 years and my two daughters were born and raised here. I want Randwick to be a place where every resident can thrive. We live in a beautiful space but it feels more and more stressed. We need to feel more connected to how our communities are run and Arts Party voices on the council could only help make it a better council.
Kim Reddin has lived in the Randwick LGA for over 30 years. He has addressed and lobbied the council against sun-blocking developments, lack of parking provisions and exploitations of the Affordable Housing SEPP for luxury studio apartments (which do not benefit those in dire need of affordable accommodation.)
Having lived in the Coogee-Randwick area all my life, I find that our region has limited communal culture tied to the arts. I want our area to be happy, connected and rich in cultural life. I’m running for council this year because I think that the arts party can achieve this, and I believe it important to have a young queer voice around to help make big decisions for our locale.
I’ve lived in the area for 26 years and have seen some developments with little consideration for better integration with the external environment. With more developments and denser population, the mental and physical health of citizens will be impacted by the outdoor aesthetics and access to appropriate amenities and green spaces.
I am a natural organiser and founder of the Arts Party. I have lived in the area for over 15 years and want to apply my skills to help move this community forward. It’s time for fresh blood on council, the current councillors have done a great job but after decades of big party in-fighting it’s time for change, positive collaboration and new approaches.