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23 September 2020
Dedicated community supporter and advocate David Bowe has nominated for Horsham Rural City Council in the forthcoming local government elections.
Mr Bowe, a freelance media consultant and youth worker, said one of his primary beliefs was that the community needed to be at the centre of every council decision and community views ‘must be heard’.
“I am excited about what the future holds for our municipality,” he said.
“I fully respect the right of all to be heard – right to the truth and right to information.
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“I feel disappointed by some actions of the council; we need to take Horsham forward, not backwards. We need councillors and council officers to achieve a reasonable outcome that ensures the council decision-making and community-
consultation processes are timely, fair and understandable.
“I am always out there consulting, listening and ready to act or advocate on behalf of the community about issues we face together.”
Mr Bowe has regularly attended council-led community events, community consultations and meetings since 2005.
He has also been on a broad range of consultative, community and volunteer committees covering issues including business, community assets, youth, transport, health and waste.
Mr Bowe is a familiar figure at Wimmera sporting and community events in his role as a videographer and photographer.
“I am passionate about our community and the opportunities we can create, both economically and socially,” he said.
“We need to ensure the continuation of quality care for older and vulnerable residents, because we are an ageing community.
“We need to upgrade community infrastructure, generate jobs growth and retention and retain our youth who are our voice and our leaders of tomorrow.
“We must create an innovative and entrepreneurial connected community that people will want to invest and stay in, or relocate to our community.”
Mr Bowe said the Horsham district community must have confidence council decisions are made based on a consideration of all relevant information.
He said this covered everything from infrastructure and maintenance issues, support for business and industry, health and disability care to promoting natural assets.
• The Weekly Advertiser welcomes written submissions from candidates standing for Horsham, Ararat, Northern Grampians, Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack and West Wimmera municipal councils in local government elections. Submissions should be no longer than 350 words. Email email@example.com.
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