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 Waratah-Wynyard 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:
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.
Number the boxes on each ballot paper from 1 onwards in the order of your choice.
For the election of 8 councillors, number the boxes from 1 to 14 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 4 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 3 in the order of your choice. Number at least one box to make your vote count.
Put your completed ballot papers in the ballot paper envelope, which is the smaller envelope with the wider flap, and seal it securely.
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.
Post your reply paid envelope straight away (no stamp needed), or take your vote to the Waratah-Wynyard Council office.
*Statements are reproduced substantially as supplied by candidates.
Whatever it takes. That's my philosophy. Do whatever it takes to get the job done. And for better or worse I'll stick to it: as a small business owner, a councillor, a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a friend.
So my pitch is pretty simple: I will provide a voice on Council for the whole community, and with my experience I'll ensure that when change is needed, it happens. Let's support our local organisations, let's prioritise infrastructure, and let's prepare our community for the future. But let's not just talk about it, let's get it done. Whatever it takes.
Happy to be your voice, ask your questions, talk with the community and get the best dollar value for the rate payers to understand how hard it is out there.
I'm not another politician making promises. I'm a strong community advocate, willing to stand up & speak out for my community. As your councillor, & as an employee, I have a proven track record of putting my community's interests before my own, which I will continue to do. In my life, I have been a single mother, a carer for my grandparents, a Council employee of 9 years, & for the past 8 years, a health worker.
It has been a privilege to serve our residents for the past 4 years. If you want someone who puts community first, & who votes without fear or favour, I'd appreciate your #1 vote.
I am a strong leader, I listen, I collaborate, and am prepared to make the hard decisions for Waratah-Wynyard. I have actively represented our community as a councillor, deputy mayor and community volunteer. I will continue to fight for what is right for the future of Waratah-Wynyard and as mayor I will ensure Council integrity and accountability at all times for its actions, operations and funding. With my energy, experience and commitment, I will make Waratah-Wynyard an even better place in which to live, earn, learn, invest, enjoy, play, and visit.
It has been an absolute honour to serve our Waratah-Wynyard municipal area over the last 4 years as your councillor. I am a person of integrity, with strong values, high community standards and I am committed to always putting our community first. My strength and resilience have been proven over my time as your councillor, where I have stood up for what is right and showed strong leadership. My diverse experiences have enabled me to be an active contributor around our Council table. I'm committed and it's time to re-set high standards, strong values and integrity in our leaders!
I am committed to listening to the needs of the community so we can together make Waratah-Wynyard the pride of the state. I have been a part of the community for over 60 years and have seen the area grow and change over time. I am passionate about representing the elderly and disabled, supporting new opportunities for local youth, prioritising the environment, encouraging local tourism, and promoting physical and mental health. The people in this community have given me so much over the years and I really want to give back to you by spending my time listening and advocating to your needs.
Born in Hobart I have lived and worked on the west coast of Tasmania for nearly 30 years. I have operated businesses and bring to the Council my experiences working with people. I love this unique region and feel Waratah is Tasmania's best kept secret. It is a jewel that needs to be loved, nurtured and protected to enable it to sparkle
By being a representative on the Waratah-Wynyard Council that lives in Waratah I feel I can help to cement this great Council by providing representatives from Waratah as well as Wynyard. I am happily married and have 3 grown children.
Having been part of the team that has put this Council in a very sustainable financial position continuing to upgrade and build new infrastructure projects while very importantly maintaining very moderate rate increases over the last ten years. We have worked hard to achieve a high standard of service delivery across the whole of Council for our rate payers. Putting my name forward as mayor is at a time when experience will be crucial in the discussions on the future of local government. I would like the opportunity to continue the momentum.
Wynyard resident for 30 yrs, married to Tania with 2 children. Always interested in our community & would love to give back by being part of Waratah-Wynyard Council to support, improve & sustain whilst building on our wonderful communities. I have worked in numerous industries including aged care & community health whilst currently at Table Cape Primary School & co-director of our family real estate business. Meeting a huge demographic & cross section of community, volunteering & sporting commitments gives me an insight in what is required to continue moving forward & strengthen our community.
Candidate statement not supplied
A new face, a new ear and a new voice for the people of the Waratah-Wynyard municipality.
Both personally and professionally, I have had to wear many hats. From volunteering/charity work, leading and managing teams to being a carer for a terminally ill family member. With these experiences in mind, I believe I can relate to a broad range of backgrounds and be respectful of people's views and the daily struggles that they face. Promoting growth for our community through tourism whilst preserving our natural environment and advocating access to services for all.
I have lived in Wynyard for 37 years. As a retired principal I have a strong passion for volunteering and working in our community. I am on the working group for the new Child and Family Learning Centre and support Vincent Industries as a long-term board member and also run a "lit and num prog" for their workers.
I will help Council: support children and families to thrive; foster businesses as the heart of community; always respect the environment and ensure public money is well used. I will work hard for and with the people in the WarWyn area to make where we live the best place it can be.
I am a Waratah-Wynyard local, growing up in Wynyard, Myalla and living in Somerset; having been involved in community from a young age, I have studied child studies, youth work and community services; my profession is community development, but I have also worked in the arts and events, including with CHAC, Waratah-Wynyard Council and Big hART; having previously been an ambassador for the Tasmanian Youth Forum, on the board of YNOT and the DHHS' Tasmanian Men's Ambassador for Health.
My life long passion is community, my life long commitment is absolute.
24 years old and putting my hand up for Council... This is why. I am excited to pursue an opportunity to work as a team with the elected members of Council. Together we can keep up momentum on existing projects, as well as bring some new perspectives to the table.
I am a local homeowner, working professional and lifelong member of the Wynyard community. I believe in hard work, ambition and compassion. Higher ethical standards, financial literacy and housing education programs are what I hope to stand for. What else can I do? You tell me and I will listen. Expect nothing less. Thank you.