Skyla Wagstaff - Animal Justice Party
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Ward you would be elected to represent?
A. No real representation of our peoples' genuine concerns with having so many unethical decisions made by some Government decision makers.
Our community are left to pay grave consequences due to their failures.
Our Coast is under ongoing serious threats to non-sustainable development.
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Central Coast Local Government Area?
A. The lack of community consultation and long term planning to protect our resources and build on our assets for our community that tis based sustainable prosperous growth.
There is a current failure to listen and advocate on the concerns of community members about developments and the threats to devaluing residents' homes, lack of action in environment and animal protection.
Q. How would you, if elected to Council, set about addressing that issue for (a) your Ward, (b) the region?
A. I will ensure Council progresses to a forward thinking, transparent and inclusive community that benefits animals, our environment and all in our community.
One based on transparent and ethical procedures through introducing measurable performance reviews where councillors are accountable in all planning and management of the community, for the community.
All developments only proceed with full community consultation, thorough assessment of biodiversity impacts to species' habitat, animal welfare and human health and well-being.
This includes our Koala populations, all threatened species and habitats be protected.
Propose and consult on policy to ban animal circuses from council land.
Promote and support an independent review of any prior and current developments that the community believes were unjust.
I am determined our Community Centre is finally underway offering prosperous opportunities and culture enrichment.
Building greater recognition in our people and cultures that both respects the traditional owners and indigenous places and history.
I am committed in gaining better resources for our growing numbers of families, people all ages and abilities that strengthens employment, health, education and equality.
I will advocate for regulated companion animal breeding, affordable desexing and banning animal circuses in the Coast, the majority of our community have shown ongoing objections to for years.
Statement, 31 Aug 2017
Skyla Wagstaff, Animal Justice Party