North West Ward Moreland Council 2016 election candidate responses on climate change

September 23, 2016 at 11:14 am 2 comments

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For North West ward 4 Councillors are to be elected, 14 candidates. See VEC Moreland City Council 2016 Nominations. The following is the list of candidates as they will appear on the ballot paper. We have linked all candidate responses to us and indicated if candidates are aligned with any political party.

The election is on Saturday 22 October. See the results.

SHAKYA, Raju
O’BRIEN, Mark (No VEC email contact)(ALP aligned)
*KAVANAGH, John (IND) (Response)
MULIPOLA, Alesio
MINEHAN, Shaun (IND)(Response)
*YILDIZ, Oscar (ALP aligned)(Response)
PRYOR, Alice Judith (ALP aligned)(Response)
ASTUTO, Tony (No VEC email contact)
SHARMA LUITAL, Parsu (ALP aligned)
ELMUSTAPHA, Mohamad
*DAVIDSON, Helen (IND)
NELSON, Sian (Greens)(Response)
EL-HALABI, Milad (ALP aligned)
MARTIN, Dale (Greens)(Response)

* – an asterisk before name signifies a current councillor standing for re-election. If a candidate has no information after their name it may indicate they did not provide email contact details to the VEC or failed to respond to our survey.

Other Information

Moreland Bicycle User Group has a survey of NW Ward candidates on cycling issues.

Candidate Responses


Shaun MINEHAN

Q: If elected, what concrete measures will you be advocating for on Moreland Council that relate to environmental sustainability and action on climate change?

A: If elected to Moreland Council I will advocate for better public transport options, especially in Gowanbrae (no buses at present on Sunday!), Oak Park and Glenroy. Whilst other parts of Moreland have trams, the North-West ward is very underserviced public transport wise. I’d also advocate for Council to promote walking and cycling as options for residents and encourage this by creating infrastructure that encourages these transport options. Moreland missed its goal in regards to tree planting last council and I’d be a passionate advocate to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Q: Are you a member of a political party, and if so, which one?
I am not a member of a political party.

Q: Please also provide a link to your website or social media site
A: I do not engage in social media and do not have a website.


Dale Martin

Q: What concrete measures will you be advocating for on Moreland Council that relate to environmental sustainability and action on climate change?
A: Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we have to face as a community. I will accelerate Council’s pollution reduction targets through properly funding Council and community actions, including:

  • Providing incentives for more solar on homes and businesses.
  • Improving energy efficiency for new and existing buildings.
  • Advocating the adoption of better minimum design standards for buildings.
  • Facilitating more sustainable transport, like walking and cycling.
  • Working towards a zero waste culture by increasing composting and reducing consumption of single-use plastics.
  • Aiming to improve environmental sustainability by rebuilding healthy watersheds, increasing open, green space and improving local biodiversity.

Q: Are you a member of a political party, and if so, which one?
A: Yes, The Australian Greens.

Q: Please also provide a link to your website or social media site
http://greens.org.au/candidate/vic/dale-martin
https://www.facebook.com/dalemartingreens/


Alice Pryor

Q: What concrete measures will you be advocating for on Moreland Council that relate to environmental sustainability and action on climate change?
A: Thank you for the opportunity to provide an overview on my policy.
Climate change must be fought on multiple levels. Firstly direct action including retrofitting existing buildings and streetlights, increasing planting and permeable surfaces, divestment from polluting investments and increasing the energy efficiency of new buildings.

We also need to fund community action and ensure that people low income earners can take advantage of the environmental and cost savings of residential retrofitting.
Finally a big part of the climate puzzle is how we all move around. Moreland transport needs build a city that is safe and convenient to navigate on foot, cycling or public transport to get people out of their cars.

Q: Are you a member of a political party, and if so, which one?
A: I am a member of the Labor Party, but not an endorsed or supported candidate

Q: Please also provide a link to your website or social media site
A: http://alicepryor.com.au (There will be further detail going up on this site over the next couple of days)



Sian Nelson

Q: What concrete measures will you be advocating for on Moreland Council that relate to environmental sustainability and action on climate change?

A: The Greens on Council will work to transition Moreland to a pollution and waste-free city. We will accelerate Council’s Carbon pollution reduction targets through properly funding Council and community actions, including more solar on homes, businesses and community buildings, improving energy efficiency for buildings; supporting community renewable energy projects, and facilitating more sustainable transport, like walking and cycling. We will work towards a zero waste culture by increasing composting and reducing consumption of single-use plastics.

We will improve environmental sustainability by rebuilding healthy watersheds; increasing open, green space; improving biodiversity; and turning Moreland into a water sensitive city.

Q: Are you a member of a political party, and if so, which one?
A: Yes, The Australian Greens.

Q: Please also provide a link to your website or social media site
http://greens.org.au/candidate/vic/sian-nelson
https://www.facebook.com/SianNelsonGreens/


John Kavanagh

Q: What concrete measures will you be advocating for on Moreland Council that relate to environmental sustainability and action on climate change?
A: I would continue to support reducing Council’s carbon emissions and continue to support the excellent work of MEFL. I have voted for every environmental initiative that has come before Council in the 12 years I have been on Council.

Q: Are you a member of a political party, and if so, which one?
A: No

Q: Please also provide a link to your website or social media site
A: my website is http://www.Kavanagh2016.org
And my Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011552947817


Oscar Yildiz

Q: What concrete measures will you be advocating for on Moreland Council that relate to environmental sustainability and action on climate change?
A: Where do I start, from being on the Board at MEFL to supporting the many initiatives at CERES, Climate Action Moreland to various other sustainable projects. If elected I will continue to advocate, support and commit to any project which encourages sustainability and supports climate action.

Q: Are you a member of a political party, and if so, which one?
A: Yes Labor.

Q: Please also provide a link to your website or social media site
Facebook – Oscar Yildiz JP
Twitter – @oscar1970
http://www.oscaryildiz.com.au

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