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Red Hill Ward
Claire Thorn 


I am a permanent resident of the Red Hill Ward. I’m an independent candidate. I have no property or tourism development aspirations in my back pocket, no hidden agenda, no axe to grind and no vested interest other than a desire for us all to live and age well in this place of natural beauty, caring communities and clean air which has a bountiful supply of fresh produce.

I want to be part of a refreshed council that will respond decisively and dynamically to the impact of COVID-19 on our mental health, communities, local businesses and our precious environment.

I want to be part of a council that will streamline current council processes, deliver high quality social services to young and old; create spaces where people can connect and play; deliver a transport solution for everyone particularly for young people to get to work and study; support businesses to thrive; take action to respond to climate change and oppose inappropriate development that will jeopardise our natural environment and green wedge.

I want to know what’s going on in the planning department and why so many people are unhappy.
Why me? Over the last ten years I’ve served the community by participating on local boards and committees and organising community events. I will bring to the council table over 25 years of community and public sector experience in social services, education and health. I am qualified to lead(B.Arts(Monash), Master of Public Policy and Management, (University of Melbourne), Executive Masters - Public Administration, (ANZSOG), Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors).
If elected, I will represent the views of many rather than a select few.

Engaging the whole community leads to much better policy, planning and budget decisions.