Thursday, 22 October 2020
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Ben passes the baton

Ben Buckley, of Benambra, has been a name synonymous with local government for over four decades. Mr Buckley, now aged 84, has decided to retire as a councillor from the East Gippsland Shire Council and not re-contest for a position on the new council. Mr Buckley has been a councillor for 29 of the past 40 years and is a popular figure among East Gippsland residents. His legendary status saw him...

Election Candidates 2020: Tim Behan

Tim Behan runs the Club Hotel In Orbost after moving to East Gippsland some years ago. Mr Behan decided to run for a seat on the nine member East Gippsland Shire Council because he believes there is a lack of representation in regional towns. He says winding back the power of the CEO and giving more say to councillors is essential. Mr Behan said he’d like to make life simple for residents when...

Election Candidates 2020: Peter Neal

Peter Neal was born and bred in East Gippsland. He is a previous East Gippsland Shire councillor having served on the Council for eight years from 2008-2016, including one year as Mayor. Mr Neal is keen to win a seat on the 2020 Council because he believes more power needs to be given back to councillors and the people they represent. Married with three adult children, Mr Neal and his wife,...

Election Candidates 2020: John White

East Gippsland Shire’s outgoing mayor, John White, is vying for another term in the council chambers.Mr White, who was installed as mayor last year has led the nine-member council team through challenging times with drought, bushfires and COVID-19.Mr White says he is seeking another term on council to complete unfinished business.A resident of East Gippsland for most of his life, Mr White is a...

Election Candidates 2020: George Neophytou

George Neophytou has lived in East Gippsland for more than five years after relocating from Melbourne.A lawyer, Mr Neophytou is hoping to gain a seat on Council because he is concerned about the protracted processes in the planning department at the East Gippsland Shire.Mr Neophytou says he would like to work with the administration to improve those processes and eliminate the red tape...

Election Candidates 2020: Kim Dutton

Kim Dutton has lived in Paynesville for almost seven years.Ms Dutton is a lover of people and animals and wants the best for everyone.She says we need to live by the core values of kindness, equality, rationality and non-violence.If elected to Council, Ms Dutton says she will make decisions based on the impact to people, animals and the environment.

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