Save Tuggerah Lakes Party has today launched its election campaign for the Central Coast Council election.
The election is just 5 months away of sept 9.
The only locally registered political party will be contesting each of the 5 wards across the coast.
It’s candidates are Lloyd Taylor and Adam Troy , former Wyong Councillors who will contest The Entrance and Wyong Wards respectively.
Carl Veugen a former Wyong STL councillor ,resident of Umina, is standing for the Gosford West Ward.
Pat Aiken, a well known community leader , is standing for Gosford East Ward and Helaine Taylor, a nurse and Toukley resident is standing for Budgewoi Ward.
This is the fist time a locally registered party has contested seats across the coast.
The party held its launch at the Wamberal ruins , a symbol of the problems of the coast and the need for a fresh approach.
Mr Taylor said ” STL wants to build on the achievements of our last term on Wyong Council. Whilst water quality in the Lakes improved , there is much more to be done.”
Mr Aiken said “the job in the southern part of the Coast to clean up the mess left by the outgoing Gosford Council is immense. I knew their finances were a mess but a $1.4 billion black hole is just mind blowing”.
Mr Veugen added ” the roads in the peninsula are just a disgrace, in fact they are just badly linked , disintegrating potholes and goat tracks. A total mess.”
Mrs Taylor commented “as a lakeside resident of the north of the coast ,and as a nurse , I know how important our waterways and green spaces are for the well being of our community.”
Mr Troy, who is the party’s leader said “as someone who’s born and bred on the coast , i am proud to lead this team of locals determined to clean up the coast.”
“Our platform is to clean up the coast, by fixing our roads , by fixing the GFC ($1.4b Gosford Financial Crisis) and by cleaning up our waterways.”
” We will be out and about over the next few weeks, talking to locals about their views to incorporate into our detailed policies.”