WHAT type of future we are leaving our children is what’s driving Anna Bay’s Sarah Smith, an Independent candidate for the hotly contested Central Ward.
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A mother and business owner who works and lives in Anna Bay, Ms Smith has shone the torch on the future of Port Stephens, as well as looking to restore confidence in Port Stephens Council.
“I want to make Port Stephens an even better place to live, work and raise our children,” she said.
“As well as living and working in the Bay, I am an active member of Birubi Point Surf Lifesaving and Tomaree Triathlon clubs.
“If I am elected to council I will listen to the community and act to ensure they are heard.”
Ms Smith said that topics of concern included improving town centres, paths, public amenities and signage, in addition to ensuring that residential developments were appropriate to local areas and transport links.
Also high on her agenda were environmental effects on development, walking and cycle paths, creating business opportunities for youth, catering to aged citizens and appropriate access to health facilities.
“It’s time we had a new, energetic, honest and transparent council where the needs of ratepayers are paramount,” she added.
By Charlie ELIAS