If you did not receive a questionnaire and would like your views known, please email.
|ABBEY Rowena||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
|BAKER Kevin||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
|BHATIA Manish||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
|BHATIA Perminder||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
|BUTLER Greg||Thank you for the invitation to respond. I have passed your information on to the other candidates in Group A. We support the need to conserve and properly manage the natural assets of the Yass Valley local government area. We agree that the Gininderra Falls and surrounds comprise a natural asset in this category. With this is mind, we would like more information on your proposal, in particular -
On a personal note, I have considerable experience in the area of nature conservation. I was involved with the Save The Scarp movement (resulting in the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation area), the creation of the Nattai National Park, and the Gordon Below Franklin campaign in Tasmania. I look forward to working with you on this project in future. I am sure we will succeed in protecting the Falls for future generations
|CASSIDY David||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
|DANIEL Ann||In broad conceptual terms I certainly support the proposed National Park. I have read (online) the 20-page Proposal compiled by the Murrumbidgee- Ginninderra Gorge national Park Community Group and note the exceptional wild beauty of large tracts of this area. I do look forward to seeing in finer detail how the objectives of your group might be realised. I do note that some (how much? all?) of the area is in private ownership and look forward to hearing how this land might be reinstated in public ownership. That is really the nub of the project.
And I note that most of the proposed Park would fall within Yass Valley local government boundaries, so this makes the people of Yass Valley and therefore their Council a significant ‘stakeholder’.
If elected I would look forward to hearing more of the practicality and the equity of plans for the Park's creation.
|HELDON Karen||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
|HEWLETT Ginny||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
|INKSTER Mike||Firstly, if my reading of your actual intent is correct, your group is to be congratulated for your efforts and work thus far.
I support the protection of natural beauty throughout our region and agree that the area in question presents as naturally valuable and deserving of protection. I also support making areas such as these more accessible and known to the general public.
I note commentary within your site with respect to the existing walking tracks throughout the Ginninderra Falls area although rehabilitation and/or maintenance are needed. You also state that “the falls have been closed to the public for some years and the trails have been neglected”.
Whilst I cannot, with the current information at hand, unconditionally support your proposal, I would support a review of having the existing walking trails re-opened and appropriately maintained.
I also have queries in relation to the current ownership of the land in question and your consultation with these landholders as well as concerns with the management of National Parks more generally, particularly with respect to ongoing maintenance.
|McCLINTOCK Sara||I would like to have a lot more detail - but I am in favour of National Parks in principle.|
|TEMPLEMAN Julieanne||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
|TURNER Kim||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
|WARE Garry||Email address not released by Electoral Commission NSW|
The NSW Electoral Commission listed you as a candidate for the Yass Valley Council Local Government Elections 2012 to be held on Saturday, 8 September 2012. Your email address was also provided.
I am writing to all candidates, who have released their email addresses, to give you an opportunity to state your support, or otherwise, for the proposed Murrumbidgee - Ginninderra Gorges National Park.
Please note that, unless you request otherwise, your responses will be posted on the website at Yass Valley Council Local Government Election 2012.
- Do you support the establishment of the Murrumbidgee - Ginninderra Gorges National Park?
- Do you have any comments you would like to add?
Would you like to receive regular updates about the proposal? If so, please indicate in your reply or just send an email to email@example.com.
Dr Chris Watson
Ginninderra Falls Association