Jennifer Alden

Greater Bendigo, Lockwood Ward

As your elected representative I will be your community voice. Having lived in Lockwood ward for over 20 years I am keen to listen to local communities, support local initiatives and speak up for those who have been forgotten.

Many in the community are doing it tough, and Jennifer will work to make our communities healthier by supporting people in growing their own food and learning how to cook it, by reigning in the influence of pokies and advocating for secure housing.

Jennifer will fight to protect our precious green open space.

Rate-capping cannot be used as an excuse for Council to move out of roles such as community services for young and old or environmental services. These areas will need championing when budget allocations are made.

With decades of experience on committees and boards and in management roles, Jennifer is well equipped for the job of Councillor. With a doctorate of public health, she is keen to contribute substantially to Council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.
As a small business owner over many years, Jennifer understands the importance of striving for a prosperous community and am interested in creating job opportunities for local residents through renewable energy and smart housing.

We can plan for our future communities as ones that can be welcoming and where everyone feels they can have a better say in how their community looks and feels, in ways that give everyone a voice.
This Council desperately needs renewal, new skills and fresh vision and I am ready to provide that as your Lockwood ward candidate.