Greens' candidate chosen

SUSAN Stock has been nominated by the Northern Rivers Greens and Tweed Greens party as its candidate for the seat of Lismore in the upcoming State election.

The seat covers Murwillumbah and surrounding areas.

Ms Stock highlighted three areas in her campaign that directly affected the Murwillumbah area – lack of public transport; saving Byrrill Creek and her passion for combating climate change.

“We need the Murwillumbah-Casino rail link brought back into operation as a priority,” Ms Stock said.

The lack of public trans- port impacts the young, elderly and unemployed, she said.

Ms Stock was opposed to the proposed Byrrill Creek dam and said water supply issues could be solved through water tanks, water saving and reuse.

“I entirely support Andrea Vickers (Tweed Greens candidate) and her ‘Save Byrrill Creek' campaign,” she said.

“After my planning diploma, I took great note that the mayor and two Tweed Council members voted in favour of the Byrrill Creek dam.”

Ms Stock said climate change was the one of the biggest challenges for the community.

“Urgent action on reducing carbon emissions is cheaper in the long run than delaying the inevitable, and can provide green jobs now and for the future,” she said.

Ms Stock is qualified in town planning and received her degree in urban and regional planning.

“I'm not anti-development, I am for sustainable and appropriate development for specific sites.

“I look forward to discussing key priorities with voters.”

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