I am committed to addressing local issues for local people. An Independent crossbench can make both sides of politics better, and that is what I intend to do.
I would like to thank you for your correspondence regarding the Gold Creek Golf Course. Please share this reply with your members. If you or they would like any clarification or follow up, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
I am aware of the situation with the Golf Course in 2018. At the time I was the Treasurer of the Gungahlin Community Council and was involved in our support of your group. I was in attendance for the second community meeting and organised the livestream video on behalf of My Gungahlin. I applaud your passion to organise and speak for your community.
Put clearly, I would oppose any variation to the lease or zoning that would allow residential or commercial development on this green space.
There are multiple reasons for my position, but the two standouts are:
- I believe we should be protecting as much green space as we can in Yerrabi and all of Canberra.
- I believe that the community voice is critical in any significant change in planning direction (rezoning, lease variation), and the community voice in Nicholls has been abundantly clear regarding this land.
As an Independent, I can put the wants and needs of the people of Yerrabi above any party politics or 3rd party interests. To achieve this, I commit to remaining independent from the Government, whichever major party that ends up being.