Link road fighter on Greens ticket

ENVIRONMENTAL activist Terry Barratt is heading the Shoalhaven Greens ticket in Ward 1 at the September Shoalhaven City Council election.The long-term Bomaderry resident and community campaigner said he was “looking forward to offering the electorate a genuine community voice”.“My background is in environmental protection and water management but my focus in this campaign includes local transport issues like the North Nowra link road and the Shoalhaven River crossing and how we can address local concerns without destroying the natural environment that makes the Shoalhaven such a great place to live,” Mr Barratt said.“I want to get around and doorknock the entire electorate and hear directly from the community.“Community engagement and listening to local concerns has been a failure of past councils and particularly the present one. The Greens want to correct that,” he said.“I have a strong belief in community participation in public affairs.“I want to dedicate myself to serving the community in every way I can and I have the time to carry this out,” Mr Barratt said.Shoalhaven Greens convenor Justin Field said the local group was “very excited to have someone with Terry’s professional background and genuine community links representing the Greens in Ward 1.“His nomination received unanimous support at a group meeting last Thursday night and with current councillor Amanda Findley restanding in Ward 3 and as the mayoral candidate, the Greens ticket is looking strong,” Mr Field said.Mr Barratt has been a resident of the Shoalhaven area for 32 years and has lived in a 1903 worker’s cottage in Bomaderry for the past 22.He has had a professional career in environmental science, administration, planning and management and has been an active member of several environmental organisations, including the Shoalhaven River Alliance and Bomaderry Creek Landcare.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.