Candidates aiming for a 'green' town

NEW parties and candidates have started coming out of the woodwork for the upcoming council elections on September 13.

The Our Sustainable Future group wants to 'protect the people of Lismore from the challenges of oil price rises and climate change'.

Simon Clough is at the head of the ticket and said if elected, he would initiate projects such as car-pooling and encouraging the use of more buses.

“There has already been a car-pooling scheme started in Ballina Shire. It's a web-based program and I imagine we would do a similar thing in Lismore,” Mr Clough said. “It makes a lot of sense, and there is plenty of incentive. If petrol hits $8 a litre, then the person in a single car will be a thing of the past.

“We want Lismore to be a model of a low carbon use community with plenty of employment. Our policies support vibrant and creative cultures, essential to making the Lismore area a great place to live.”

Mr Clough said he was not worried about splitting the Green vote, but thinks his group will broaden it.

“We're interested in issues of community conflict and have lots of skills there. It's about a different way of approaching issues of local government,” Mr Clough said.



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