A COMMUNITY advocate and dedicated mum is leading an Independent team for this Saturday’s Central Ward council elections.
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Amongst her many priorities, Jenny Battrick, a resident of Medowie for 18 years, has vowed to continue the fight for those residents living in the contaminated ‘red zone’.
Other prominent issues include better access to public transport, establishing foot and cycle paths, the upgrade of public toilet blocks, parks and sporting facilities, and increased hours at the Lemon Tree Passage waste depot.
Ms Battrick has a strong involvement with local schools (including president of the Wirreanda P&C) and sports club committees, as well as supporting community groups.
“For the past 17 years I have worked as a community nurse in the Port Stephens LGA and I am a proud member of the Tilligerry Football Club, past member of Medowie FC, founding member of Tilli Men’s Shed and the Community Wellbeing Group,” she said.
“Our team is advocating for a bus interchange at Medowie, bus drop off/pick up at Tanilba Public, foot and cycleways for Tilligerry, Medowie and Anna Bay/Boat Harbour and regular road maintenance.”
Number two on the ticket is Tanilba Bay’s Jo Jackson, who is a director on the Tilligerry RSL board and member of the Tilli Arts, Habitat and Trekkers groups.
The third candidate is Patrick Byron, a 34-year resident of Medowie who has represented Wirreanda P&C, Sports Council and Medowie FC.
“We are all experienced community members seeking an opportunity to have a council of excellence in Port Stephens that is accountable, respectful, approachable and focused.”
By Charlie ELIAS