Working together to make Kingborough a better place
Kingborough is my home and I love it. Council’s job is to protect our family, our public services, our environment, our jobs and our wallet. Being a councillor is a huge responsibility. They need to be good with people and with finances. They need to have a long-term vision. I was appointed to the ABC Advisory Council and I’m a board director of several not-for-profits, including big local organisations like Gymnastics Tasmania. I live my values of integrity, compassion and action and have the strength to stand up to vested interests.
I’m passionate about people and community. After graduating from NIDA, I worked all over the country and overseas.
I’ve worked for the Heart Foundation and Anglicare Tasmania's Social Action and Research Centre. In 2017, I was named in the first batch of the Tasmanian Community Fund’s Emerging Community Leaders.
I’m an active and positive team player on the council. My primary focus is climate action now. You can read about my other initiatives below.
YOUR LOCAL PROGRESSIVE COUNCILLOR:
CLIMATE ACTION NOW
Attract more secure local jobs.
Improve public services and fend off privatisations.
Encouraging worker co-operatives.
Council's achievements during this term:
Tyndall Beach Foreshore Stabilisation
In December 2019, kerbside collection service expanded along Sandfly Road, Margate up to and including Blackwood Grove. Also expanded along Leslie Road, Leslie Vale up to and including Penola Drive
Successful motion to investigate green waste voucher system, January 2020
Energy-efficient street lighting: Over 1700 streetlights in Kingborough switched to LEDs, saving 2300 tonnes of CO2, equivalent emissions reduction to taking 500 cars off the roads each year, 9 million kilometres driven by an average car. Also, it saves Kingborough ratepayers $200,000 per year in operational costs - Kingborough Council article here
Gideon Cordover elected to Kingborough Council on 26 August, 2019
Other news from Kingborough Council
After a fantastic month speaking with residents in Taroona, Howden, Kingston Beach, Snug and Margate, this weekend will be doorknocking to chat with residents about the issues that matter to them. If you would like to join me, please get in touch!
The Future of transport in Kingborough - Candidate forum.
When: 6:30pm, 4th October, 2018
Where: Salty Dog Hotel, 2 Beach Road, Kingston Beach
Irene Duckett of the Planning Institute
Rob Sheers from Kingborough Bicycle Users Group
Keith Brown and Graeme Lynch from the Heart Foundation.
KINGBOROUGH COUNCIL GREENS LAUNCH
Thanks to all those who joined us in Snug on Saturday 11th August for our launch and a beach clean-up with special guest Bob Brown.You can check out my speech where I outline my ideas for Kingborough by visiting my Facebook page.
ZERO WASTE WORKSHOP
On Sunday 30th September 2018, Kingborough residents attended a Towards Zero Waste workshop and forum at the Senior Citizens Hall. Individuals and families of all ages engaged with numerous workshops and stalls, including opportunities to learn about zero waste cooking, breadmaking, biochar, a bee box demo, beeswax wraps and clothes, books and seed swaps.
Oberon Carter, from Zero Waste Tasmania, has appeared on ABC TV's War on Waste and gave an impressive presentation about how his family has managed to reduce their waste so that now, two-years worth of family waste fits in a small jar and their total recycling output is about the size of a cricket ball. To put that in perspective, the average Australian household produces 1.5 tonnes of waste per year! The trick to eliminating waste, Oberon says, is the 5 Rs: refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle. The event was hosted by the Greens candidates for Kingborough Council, Cr Richard Atkinson, Gideon Cordover and Amanda Midgley.