As a long-term Surrey Hills resident, I greatly value our tree-lined streets, parks, ovals and gardens, cultural activities and diversity.
Our sustainable house has reduced our carbon emissions and saved energy and water since 2001.
My community activities include park re-vegetation with the Friends of South Surrey Park, volunteering with Bush Search and Rescue Victoria and participation with the Boroondara Bicycle Users Group.
I am a keen cyclist, skier and kitesurfer. This is my blog for kitesurfing and ski touring.
I stand for:
► Action for a safe climate – set net zero emissions target
► Build the Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail – for walkers and cyclists of all ages
► Improving recycling and waste management
► Protecting and improving our environment, parks and open spaces
► Open and transparent government – I will be your voice on Council
► Protecting and enhancing local heritage precincts
► Sustainable transport – transition Council to Electric Vehicles
► Community – more activities and events for young people
► Caring for our aged – improved aged care services
► COVID-19 rate relief – for residents and local businesses
► Supporting local traders – who provide vital services
► Walking and riding to school – reduce traffic congestion near schools
► Infrastructure – build more shared paths and fix dangerous footpaths
Your vote at this election will determine whether Boroondara shifts from laggard to leader on climate change and sustainability.
I am passionate about climate action, our open spaces, protecting heritage, conservation of energy and water, sustainable transport and provision of quality services to our community.
The new Boroondara Climate Action Plan and consequent policies, targets and actions will be vital for delivering a safe climate for future generations. Council has an important role in climate action within Boroondara improving energy efficiency of Council buildings and facilities and transitioning to clean renewable energy.
Council's revised Bicycle Strategy (not completed yet) will help promote, build and sustain a cultural shift in thinking towards alternative sustainable transport options in Boroondara, which will enhance our links between neighbouring councils and the greater Melbourne metropolitan area.
We need more safe, family-friendly shared bike and pedestrian paths. More people walking and riding bikes will reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions and provide safe and healthy travel for local communities.
Trees are carbon sinks and provide shade that helps cool urban areas. More trees need to be planted across Boroondara. Council must advocate to stop logging in Melbourne’s water catchments to improve water yields and reduce carbon emissions.
I have professional experience in agricultural science, information technology, systems architecture, project management and developing business strategies. I have developed and implemented project and operational plans. I also have experience in volunteer emergency management with Bush Search and Rescue Victoria.
I will serve our community on Council with persistence, dedication, honesty and integrity.
I seek your support to help build a better, more sustainable Boroondara and foster a vibrant and cohesive community.
Please vote 1 Peter Campbell
Contact me on 0409 417 504 or email@example.com
Postal voting closes 6p.m. Friday 23 October 2020