East Gosford resident, Ms Gabby Greyem, has declared her intention to run as an independent candidate in the September 9 local government election in the Gosford West Ward.
Ms Greyem’s business, Jasmine Greens Café is located at Umina, in the Gosford West Ward.
Ms Greyem described herself as a longstanding community advocate with a commitment to sustainable development and has, in 2016 and 2017, won sustainable development awards for her business.
She also got a Council community grant to establish a community garden at Jasmine Greens, but the grant expired on June 30 before Council had allocated her the funds.
She won the tender for the cafe at Woy Woy Stadium in 2016, but said that she was still awaiting its lease being finalised by Council.
Ms Greyem said her platform for election in the Gosford West Ward included “making the Central Coast the best region to live in in Australia; providing real and fulfilling opportunities for young people, families and our aging population; and local jobs.
She said she stood for “sensitive and strategic urban development for our increasing population, development which builds and encourages healthy and liveable communities; and preserving the character and charm of our local communities through sensitive development control plans.
She wants to improve the Ward’s and the Coast’s public transport options and wants to strive for “environmental, social and economic sustainability for the Central Coast”.
Ms Greyem’s platform also offered support for local businesses and primary producers.
She wants to see climate change mitigation and adaptation, preservation of national parks, coastal open spaces and reserves.
Another of her platforms was to “ensure Central Coast Council is a customer service orientated, accountable, professional and transparent organisation, serving its residents and using our resources for the best long-term outcomes for our community,” she said.
Election Platform, Jun 28
Gabby Greyem, Jasmine Greens