Welcome to the Ballina Greens located in the beautiful Ballina shire council electorate.
Ballina Greens support 100% Renewables, farms not coal or nuclear and local councils that are local.
Ballina Greens meet Monday, 15th August 2016 ( Third Monday of each month) at the Cherry St Bowling Club at 5.30 pm
The August meeting will be our annual AGM. The AGM agenda was presented discussed and passed at the July meeting.
Ballina Greens welcome new guests and prospective members. Enjoy a drink, snack and jovial chat afterwords.
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Who is a BALLINA GREEN?
Ballina Greens are made up of concerned citizens from diverse backgrounds who share and or volunteer their experience, skills, education and or training. Members including small business owners, farmers, professionals, retirees etc. that span a variety of age groups. We have a growing youth membership.
Ballina Greens region extends to Newrybar and Migden Flat to the north, from Pearces Creek, Wollongbar, Alstonville and Mcleans Ridge to the west and extends to Wardell, Meerschaum Vale and Bagotville to the South.
UPCOMING Council Election s
The Greens have a dynamic group of skilled candidate one in each of the three wards:
Ward A – Steve Posselt
At 63, living in Ballina and semi-retired I now have time to offer more to my community. My business and civil engineering career has spanned 45 years but I have made the time for a few adventures. Paddling to Paris, was my biggest but paddling from Brisbane to Adelaide allowed me to observe how my engineering training does, and does not, fit with nature. As a father and grandfather I believe in a happy, fulfilling lifestyle on a healthy planet that provides interesting jobs for all. You can often find me out on the Richmond River, especially in the big outrigger canoes, following my passion for rivers.
Ward B – Nathan Cooper
Nathan grew up on a large cattle farm and understands the bush. He will champion appropriate rural dual occupancy to provide dwellings that reflect the growing diversity of our region in exchange for enhancements to the natural environment. The result will be large scale ecosystem repair at no expense to the taxpayer, a jobs boom and affordable housing.
Nathan is an appointed Advisory Panel member for Lismore Community Solar. He will work to match neighbouring shires’ push for 100% renewable energy.
With 26 years of business ownership, post graduate policy development qualifications and a community development history Nathan is ready to serve our community.
Ward C – Gail Mensinga
Gail is a life-long social worker experienced in policy development and implementation. Raised on a successful dairy farm in the Bega Valley, Gail and her partner Dave moved to Alstonville from their grazing property in Yass to be closer to family. Gail is passionate about social services that support the inclusion of all members of our community. On Council she will advocate for the community infrastructure necessary to make C Ward thrive!