Hello, my name is Lenka Thompson. I am your Greens candidate for the Macedon Ranges elections.
I am an experienced local government councillor and qualified environmental scientist, currently working in policy and research, and completing a PhD in housing and development. My vision for our area is a thriving community that has compassion for those most vulnerable among us. This is an exciting time for Macedon Ranges, with plenty of opportunities lying ahead. I want to use my experience in local government, environment, and development to achieve better outcomes for all of us.
My connection to central Victoria is strong. I was raised and educated in Castlemaine, and am fortunate to have close friendships and strong networks throughout the area. My home is Kyneton, where I live with my partner and two daughters. I volunteer at the Kyneton and Woodend Farmers Markets. Rebuilding the Macedon Ranges after COVID-19 will require experienced and capable councillors, working closely with their communities and investing in the local economy and community groups.
As an experienced councillor, I know how local governments operate, what genuine community consultation and good governance looks like. If elected as your councillor, my priorities will be:
- Exemplary Governance - a council that is transparent, accountable, and works hard to rebuild after COVID-19.
- Environmental Protection - Declare a Climate Emergency and support Council towards Zero Net Emissions by 2030.
- Planning and Housing Affordability - ensure any strategic planning for development is appropriately located, designed for our environment, and embraces diversity at its core.
I am very excited to have this opportunity to represent you on Macedon Ranges Shire Council.
Vote  Lenka Thompson for an experienced, forward-thinking councillor for Macedon Ranges.