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Local Government elections

Kingborough Council

Instructions and candidate statements

Accessible HTML format. Statements are also available in PDF format with candidate photos and web links.

Voting is now compulsory

Your vote must be received by 2pm on Tuesday 25 October 2022

Don’t delay – late votes won’t be counted!



There are 3 elections being held for Kingborough Council:

As well as this booklet, your postal ballot pack contains:

The ballot paper envelope has been specially designed to ensure the secrecy of your vote.

All returned envelopes are kept unopened under tight security until they are checked for validity.

After a sealed envelope has been verified, the flap showing the elector’s personal details and signature is removed under instruction of the returning officer, in the presence of witnesses, and securely stored until the close of the poll.

After the close of the poll and in the presence of witnesses, the now anonymous envelopes are opened in large random batches before the unidentified ballots are removed for examination and counting.

Successful candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor must also be elected as councillors to be able to accept these offices.

The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and councillors you elect will serve until October 2026.

Questions? Call 1800 801 701

Postal services take a number of days, so it is important to complete and return your vote now.

Your vote must be received by 2pm on Tuesday 25 October 2022


Follow these five easy steps:

1. Get to know the candidates

Candidates were invited to provide a statement and photo for your consideration*.

Statements appear in alphabetical order but the names on the ballot papers are rotated.

The online version of this booklet contains web links where provided by candidates.

2. Record your vote

Number the boxes on each ballot paper from 1 onwards in the order of your choice.

For the election of 10 councillors, number the boxes from 1 to 16 in order of your choice, Number at least 5 boxes to make your vote count.

For the election of Mayor, number the boxes from 1 to 2 in order of your choice. Number at least one box to make your vote count.

For the election of Deputy Mayor, number the boxes from 1 to 6 in the order of your choice. Number at least one box to make your vote count.

3. Make your vote secret

Put your completed ballot papers in the ballot paper envelope, which is the smaller envelope with the wider flap, and seal it securely.

4. Validate your vote

Sign your ballot paper envelope in the box on the flap to declare that you are the voter named on this envelope and you have voted on the ballot papers in this envelope. You must sign the envelope and leave the flap attached — or your vote won’t be counted. The returning officer will remove the flap with your details on it before opening the envelope.

Then put your ballot paper envelope in the reply-paid envelope — the larger envelope — and seal it.

5. Post your vote

Post your reply paid envelope straight away (no stamp needed), or take your vote to the Kingborough Council office.

*Statements are reproduced substantially as supplied by candidates.


Candidate for councillor, deputy mayor

Combining strong social services and business backgrounds, I support service oriented, rate payer focussed leadership emphasising good governance. I promote a check-list style approach to DA approvals so Council becomes a facilitator, not frustrater, ending costly and time-consuming plan resubmissions, with more housing options. Swifter road and footpath maintenance and improved amenities must be prioritised including affordable sporting facilities. I will fight to resolve local traffic issues and for 24/7 police and ambulance services. See www.aldo4kingborough.com for my full platform.

BAIN, David

Candidate for councillor

Following strong community support, & with the endorsement of outgoing deputy mayor Jo Westwood, I would love to represent you on Council & continue to make Kingborough a great place to live. I have 20 years' experience in financial management - skills I am keen to bring to Council.

For two years, I've been campaigning for my community - for a local playground, better public transport & improved pedestrian access to Spring Farm/Whitewater Park & across to Huntingfield. If you elect me as a councillor, I'll fight for you too. I am passionate about building neighbourhoods we can all be proud of.


Candidate for councillor

I love living and working in Kingborough and I know how special Tassie is, having raised our family here for 28 years. With my MBA and wide experience, I run a management consultancy. My skills and compassion will help drive the Council's strategic goals with the community at heart. I live on a wildlife refuge and am committed to local climate action. Listening is my business and, with dedication, abilities and energy, together we will help our Kingborough community, our economy, and environment to thrive.

Vote 1, 2, 3 for your Kingborough Thrives candidates. Visit www.kingboroughthrives.com.au.


Candidate for councillor, deputy mayor

I'd love to be your enthusiastic and proactive deputy mayor and councillor. In my 3 years on Council, I've championed climate action, landed our net-zero by 2035 target, opposed pokies in pubs, and progressed our Street Tree Strategy. I'm on the board of Gymnastics Tasmania, a proud CPSU workplace delegate, and I've worked for the Heart Foundation, Anglicare, and sat on the ABC Advisory Council. As deputy mayor, I'll protect what we love about our towns and communities, help create dynamic and beautiful public places, maintain our bushland and increase our transport choices. #voteGreens.

DEANE, Kaspar

Candidate for councillor, deputy mayor

At 31, I bring a fresh perspective to Council. I grew up here, teach in the area and now have my own young family. I'll prioritise our housing crisis because I want our Council to do more. I'll advocate for inclusive & family-friendly facilities, and as an active sportsperson, I'll be the biggest supporter of our sports & community clubs.

The endorsement of the former mayor, Dean Winter, shows I'm committed to a sensible and progressive approach to Council matters. My public policy background means I'll make considered decisions. I'll work hard so that Kingborough grows to the benefit of all.

FOX, Flora

Candidate for councillor, deputy mayor

Councillor Flora Fox has 35 years' experience as Kingborough's longest serving councillor.

My long-term vision has helped make Kingborough a place where you want to live. I provide independent views, based on rational analysis of community needs and budgets. I advocate for rigorous processes to ensure good governance. This empowers you to state your views to get the services you need, within your budget. My life long environmental and community advocacy has resulted in mainstream Council policies. I seek your vote for deputy mayor & councillor. Google "Flora Fox" 0413 667 555 florafox@tpg.com.au.


Candidate for councillor, deputy mayor

Since last year's by-election I have brought my fresh eyes and independent mind to the task of Kingborough councillor. I work collaboratively with my colleagues and ensure I am responsive to the community. My values have informed my decision making and I am proud of the Council's advances in climate action since being elected. A thriving environment, community and economy remains important to me as do rates capped at CPI. To get to know me more visit www.kingboroughthrives.com.au.

Vote 1 Clare Glade-Wright for deputy mayor. Vote 1 - 3 for the Kingborough Thrives candidates for councillor.


Candidate for councillor

As a passionate and progressive leader of the Taroona Community Association for 15 years, with 25 years in local government planning and managing Hobart's parks and bushland reserves, I'll bring fresh change to Kingborough Council. I care deeply for our natural environment and all who live here. We need smart transport options, local action on climate change, sensible development, parks and trails, reliable services, financial care and thriving local business.

For a thriving community, economy and environment vote 1-3 for your Kingborough Thrives candidates. Visit www.kingboroughthrives.com.au.


Candidate for councillor

As your councillor I'll make Kingborough Council transparent and efficient. I will serve our community - you and your family - not political parties or developers. I'm principled and honest; no one should get special treatment. I'm qualified to assess proposals based on their merit, from both a practical and academic perspective, because I've studied town planning and land management, and worked as a land surveyor and land administrator. I'll always make decisions which are in the best interests of Kingborough residents and business owners, because my priority is serving you!


Candidate for councillor

Resident of Coningham 13yrs. Works locally as the business mgr at Margate Primary. Vice-president/treasurer of CALCSA. Co-owner of Woodbridge Market. Member KCC Safety Committee. Rate increases should be based around CPI with good financial management keeping expenditure within budget. More services needed e.g. doctors, ambulances, to support the fast growing municipality. Would like to see a municipality that has the amenities to meet the needs of all ratepayers, right across Kingborough, balancing this with the needs of the environment & wildlife with consideration of climate change impact.


Candidate for councillor

My wife and I love living in Kingborough and built our new home here. I serve on Council's Disability Inclusion & Access Committee. I'm the business systems manager at Anglicare and previously worked in state government. I have a finance degree and am studying public health leadership.

Kingborough can prosper if Council works more collaboratively. I'll represent your interests and won't pursue political agendas or personal gripes. I'll prioritise encouraging investment to increase housing supply and support local jobs, providing accessible amenities, and preserving our natural assets.


Candidate for councillor

Kingborough is growing and we need to plan well for our changing community. My background includes 4 years as councillor and a professional in the community sector, local & state government. I have chaired Council committees and working groups. I know how to get results.

My priorities are bicycle, footpath, sport and public transport infrastructure, environmental protection, climate change initiatives, inclusive and creative communities, sustainable development, Channel and Bruny. I will listen to you and advocate to ensure we continue to have the best place to live, work and play. #vote green.


Candidate for councillor, mayor

Capable, transparent and resident focussed leadership is my pledge as mayor. With a family and as a small business tradie living in Margate (20 years) I'm committed to making Kingborough better. As your mayor I will: prioritise essential infrastructure (roads, sporting facilities, and playgrounds), minimise rates, fight for much needed state and federal funding for infrastructure as our population continues to increase, vigorously oppose moving the Antarctic Division, ensure Council helps not hinders residents in their planning and maintaining Kingborough's liveability.

ROWAN, Michael

Candidate for councillor

Local government matters. Dealing with planning, development and land use, it shapes our homes and community. To do better our Council must form a stronger partnership with the community it serves. Smarter, more creative and more connected. Council should make decisions that make sense to us, building prosperity which will prove resilient to the challenges of the future. Especially the fires and floods of climate change. With my background in uni senior management, I will bring common sense and climate sense to the Council, making decisions which make the best of Kingborough. Visit mrfkc.com.

STREET, Christian

Candidate for councillor, deputy mayor

It is important that our leaders have the experience needed for the role. I have the experience to represent our community, without forgetting why I first ran for council. As a councillor I have worked hard to keep our rates low, and make sure that our community is put first in decision making. I have made sure that Council's decisions are made for all and not for the benefit of special interests or for scoring political points. Our community want efficient service delivery, respectful use of ratepayer money, and for Council to be available when they need it. That's what I will deliver.


Candidate for councillor, mayor

After 10 years on Council & as a former Minister, I have a range of skills. Living here for 32 years, I understand this area. I know how to balance competing needs: eg delivering services and infrastructure while minimising costs and rates; enabling growth while still protecting the amenity of Kingborough.

I have shown respectful leadership, working with councillors to ensure well considered debates. I am highly approachable and regularly take part in community events, listening to residents. I am an effective and strong advocate for Kingborough and would be proud to continue to be your mayor.