I’ve lived in Eltham almost my entire life and have worked in a small local family business for the past 12 years, which has in turn been working with the community for over 60 years.
I am proud to be a Greens-Endorsed Candidate for Wingrove ward in Nillumbik Council.
I am standing because there is a serious threat of tree and biodiversity loss in Eltham. Our region has a distinct architectural, environmental, and artistic heritage and my goal is to protect it from large-scale developments that would be the antithesis of the Eltham character.
The current council is determined to fill Eltham with massive-scale and ugly apartment blocks, selling off our public reserves, privatising our assets, and squandering money garnered from our rates.
I want to help our community adapt to global warming, through appropriate environmental initiatives. If elected, my top three priorities will be to:
- Protect and strengthen the Green Wedge Shire and to allow only developments that fit within the character of Eltham.
- Value and support local businesses within the Green Wedge to conduct sustainable business practices.
- Work with other young people to have their ideas and concerns heard in Council.
The after-effects of COVID-19 mean Council, businesses and the community will need to work closely together to ensure a viable future for us all.
For a more dynamic, thriving and sustainable Nillumbik, Vote 1 Alex Grimes.