“I strongly believe in the values of respect, trust and integrity; I have demonstrated these values throughout my professional career and long-term role as President of the South Barwon Cricket Club,” told Darren Hauenstein.
On 3 October 2017, Geelong Chamber of Commerce organised a Candidate Forum at Rydges Geelong where each candidate was given 90 seconds to present his or her response to a number of questions and also summarise their policies and priorities. In this ‘Not in 90 seconds’ series we present notes and draft speeches that candidates had prepared but weren’t able to express within the timespan of 1:30 minutes.
By Darren Hauenstein, candidate for Kardinia Ward
Hello, my name is Darren Hauenstein, I am nominating for Council as a lifetime Geelong resident and contributor to the growth of our community. My wife Nicole, our three children and I love Geelong.
I strongly believe in the values of respect, trust and integrity; I have demonstrated these values throughout my professional career and long-term role as President of the South Barwon Cricket Club.
I am an independent candidate, so have no political agenda and can be counted on to play my role in the best interests of the community.
My management skills developed as an IT professional over 20 years with Target Australia and personal commitment to protecting and enhancing our regional assets position me ideally as a candidate for election.
After the previous council was stood down it is important that the new Council provides stability and reliability, my career proves this is how I operate.
My community involvement has shown that I treat people with respect from all levels so will work with the community for the best solution and not for personal rewards. I have a strong “team orientated” work ethic and am really focussed on getting the job done. Vote 1 – Darren Hauenstein!
Some of the major issues in my ward are listed below.
Barwon Heads Road
needs duplication due to the growth from Armstrong Creek. Vic Roads have committed $3 million for a planning study which is underway.
and recreation facilities, are they at a suitable level, including the new infrastructure in Armstrong Creek.
public spaces incorporating culture and art in the region.
safe on the streets both day and night.
and cycle paths to allow travel between all suburbs in the region.
the state of our current roads to ensure they are acceptable.
appropriate business and employment opportunities so our increasing population have local places to work.
to be reviewed for the community benefits prior to completion, including the Highton shopping precinct.
Common wetlands and recreation space increase usage.
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