Posted 21/11/14  Updated 24/11/14

 

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2014 State Election:  Candidates & Candidate Responses To MRRA Questions

 

 

MRRA ASKS ALL CANDIDATES / PARTIES:

 

"Where do you stand on State policy protection for Macedon Ranges, and reinstating Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 as State policy?"

 

NEW  (24/11/14) See MRRA's Media Release re three main parties' positions on State level protection

 

Lower House Candidates (Macedon District)

Upper House Candidates (Northern Victorian Region)  NEW - Liberal Party response  NEW - Labor Party response  NEW - Palmer United Party response 

Optional Preferential Voting in the Upper House - how to vote 'below the line' by numbering 5 candidates

 

Macedon District (Lower House) Candidates

 

Candidates (in ballot paper order) :  4

 

 

BARKER, Neil

AUSTRALIAN GREENS  Contact Details:  Victorian Greens, Business Hours: (03) 9602 1141

RESPONSE:  "I wish to reconfirm the Greens full support for Statement of Planning Policy No 8 to be reconfirmed as State policy for the Macedon District. The Statement ensures the sustainability of the regions character, and this is of paramount importance to our party".  http://greens.org.au/vic

 

 

 

THOMAS, Mary-Anne

AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY  Contact Details: Chris Gingell, Mobile: 0400 747 121, chris_gingell@hotmail.com

RESPONSE: 

Labor Party Policy Document:  Keeping It Liveable: Plan For Your Community, Page 6 @ "Neighbourhoods":  

"Macedon Ranges:  Inappropriate development risks destroying the area. Labor will legislate to protect this iconic and historic region – promoting jobs by protecting the natural beauty of the Ranges and preserving its environmental and rural values."   UPDATE:  Additional to this, Labor has announced that Statement of Planning Policy No. 8. will be the basis of this legislation.

http://www.danielandrews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Labor%E2%80%99s-plan-for-your-community.pdf

 

 

HARLAND, Peter

FAMILY FIRST  Contact Details:  Shane Clark, Business Hours: (03) 9010 6110, admin@familyfirstvictoria.org.au

RESPONSE: 

 

 

PETROVICH, Donna

LIBERAL  Contact Details: Donna Petrovich, Mobile: 0419 191 953, donna.petrovich@vic.liberal.org.au

RESPONSE:   Response from Upper House candidates only.  See Liberal / National Upper House candidates (below)

 

 

 

Northern Victoria Regional (Upper House) Candidates

 

Candidates/Parties in ballot paper order :  37 candidates / 14 parties

 

Do you know?  

Victoria uses optional preferential voting for the Upper House.  This means you can easily vote "below the line", and choose which candidates get - and don't get - your vote.  How?  By numbering five (5) candidates, in order of preference (from 1 to 5). 

 

You can number as many candidates "below the line" as you like, but MUST number 5 candidates sequentially for your vote to count.  Your vote then goes only to the candidates you numbered, in the order you numbered (for example, 1, then 2, then 3, then 4, then 5), 

 

Once your vote has been passed to all the candidates you numbered, it cannot be passed to any other candidates. 

 

See Victorian Electoral Commission website  http://www.vec.vic.gov.au/Voting/PreferentialVoting.html

 

 

Candidates & Parties Contact details Email
     
DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY (DLP)    
MURPHY, Gerard
Devenish
Michael Murphy
Mobile: 0414 223 327
vicsec@dlp.org.au
KOS, Stefan
Warrandyte
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:  None
     
PALMER UNITED PARTY    
PAAS, Hans
Castlemaine
James McDonald
Business Hours: (07) 3233 0888
 
LYSAGHT, Owen
Darraweit Guim
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:   See response    http://palmerunited.com/
     
sex party    
CRUTCHFIELD, Charlie
Kensington
Vicki Nash
Business Hours: (03) 9347 2332, Mobile: 0411 107 040
meteorthoroughbreds@bigpond.com
MULCAHY, Amy
Mildura
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:  None
     
SHOOTERS AND FISHERS PARTY VICTORIA    
YOUNG, Daniel
Romsey
Nicole Bourman
Mobile: 0432 897 024
nbourman@sfp.org.au
DONNELLON, Anthony
Birchip
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:   None
     
FAMILY FIRST    
HOWARD, Alan
Longlea
Shane Clark
Business Hours: (03) 9010 6110
admin@familyfirstvictoria.org.au
BALDWIN, Jamie
Doncaster
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:   None
     
AUSTRALIAN CYCLISTS PARTY
HORNER, Mark
Woodend
Richard Bowen
Mobile: 0402 853 499
richard@icycleivote.com
BIRCH, Arwen
Coburg
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions: 
As a party we do not express Australian Cyclists Party views without appropriate consideration of our Committee. This is especially true for what we consider non-cycling issues, so we will not be providing an official Australian Cyclists Party response to your questions.   However, I have shared your email with our candidates and if they wish to personally respond then they will contact you directly.   www.australian-cyclists-party-victoria.org.au 
     
ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY    
CURRIE, Lola
California Gully
Magda Wozny
Mobile: 0491 113 957
ajpmemberships@gmail.com
DEAN, Jethro
Golden Square
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:   None
     
AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY ALLIANCE    
DANIELI, Robert
Kyabram
Robert Danieli
Mobile: 0419 992 077
robert.danieli@countryalliance.org
THRELFALL, Steven
Shepparton
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:    None
     
THE LIBERALS / NATIONALS    
LOVELL, Wendy
Shepparton
Wendy Lovell
Business Hours: (03) 5821 0055
wendy.lovell@parliament.vic.gov.au
DRUM, Damian
Quarry Hill
Jenny Hammett
Business Hours: (03) 9654 6588
Mobile: 0418 335 713
jenny.hammett@nationals.org.au
   
MILLAR, Amanda
Mount Macedon
Amanda Millar
Business Hours: (03) 5427 2444
amanda.millar@parliament.vic.gov.au
WELLER, Paul
Lockington
Jenny Hammett
Business Hours: (03) 9654 6588 Mobile: 0418 335 713

jenny.hammett@nationals.org.au
WOLTER, Adrian
West Wodonga
Adrian Wolter
Mobile: 0421 063 990
  
adrian.wolter@vic.liberal.org.au
Note:  address is not working (14/11/14)
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:  

The Napthine Government is committed to delivering planning protection to the Macedon Ranges consistent with Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 (SPP8) – Macedon Ranges and Surrounds. When elected in 2010, the Coalition State Government committed to planning protection for four shires – Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley, the Bellarine Peninsula and Macedon Ranges - with each local government charged with undertaking a consultative process resulting in three Localised Planning Statements (LPS) reflective of the unique character of each region.

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council conducted a process to draft its new LPS which was adopted by Council on 24 September 2014. The adopted LPS has attracted significant opposition from local resident groups and locals in the Macedon Ranges. The primary concern is that the LPS has failed to adequately reflect Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 (SPP8) – Macedon Ranges and Surrounds approved by the Victorian Government in 1975.

The Localised Planning Statement was meant to put SPP8 in to state level protection; but update it so it referred to current planning schemes, not those of the 1970s. The LPS drafted by Macedon Ranges Shire Council has failed to deliver this.

The Localised Planning Statement was meant to put SPP8 in to state level protection; but update it so it referred to current planning schemes, not those of the 1970s. The LPS drafted by Macedon Ranges Shire Council has failed to deliver this. Given the length of time taken by Macedon Ranges Shire Council to conduct this process to date, a re-elected Napthine Government will take over this process and will work with both Macedon Ranges Shire Council and locals to ensure that the Localised Planning Statement for Macedon Ranges puts SPP8 in to state level protection - providing strong planning protection which encompasses the whole of the Macedon Ranges.   See Media Release
http://vic.nationals.org.au/
     
AUSTRALIAN GREENS    
O'CONNOR, Jenny
Beechworth
Victorian Greens
Business Hours: (03) 9602 1141
 
GOLDSMITH, Michelle
Eaglehawk
TOLL, Kate
Bendigo
BLACK, Dennis
West Wodonga
RHODES, Robin
Yackandandah
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:  Full support.  See Neil Barker, Greens candidate, Lower House (above)   http://greens.org.au/vic
     
PEOPLE POWER / NO SMART METERS    
CROOKS, Elizabeth
St Andrews
Marc Florio
Mobile: 0490 487 855
marc@peoplepowervictoria.org.au
CORNISH, John
Swan Hill
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:   None
     
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS    
WILMS, Tim
Ballarat East
Tim Wilms
Mobile: 0404 983 799
tim.wilms@ldpvic.org.au
GREAM, Stephen
Melbourne
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions:  None
     
RISE UP AUSTRALIA PARTY    
MIDDLETON, Tim
Cabarita
Tim Middleton
Business Hours: (03) 5021 1277, After Hours: (03) 5021 1277
Mobile: 0427 992 355
ruap.timmiddleton@gmail.com
PARKER, Petra
Bendigo
Yvonne Gentle
Business Hours: (03) 5978 5988, Mobile: 0414 870 453
yvonnegentle@riseupaustraliaparty.com
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions: 
As a minor party hoping to gain votes where ever they can be found it would be easy to tell you that we uphold everything in Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 as a State Policy, but that would be misleading without having time to fully understand the detail of the policy and the effects of its application.

Rise Up Australia Party believes in the right of our communities having major input into planning decisions and the type of community they want to become. There are certain areas of Victoria that come to mind where open slather development does not suit and should have planning limitations to ensure those areas maintain their historic or cultural significance. Such areas would include land around the Grampians, along the great ocean Rd. and the Macedon region. 

One of our policies is to limit foreign ownership so that at least 51% of each land or asset sale remains in Australian hands. We can imagine the destruction of our heritage areas if our development land is sold to foreign investors while restriction on them to develop what they want are removed. We need our governments to realise that the future prosperity of our Country and of the State of Victoria cannot simply be tallied in a balance book but also in the quality of the lives lived by all Australians. http://riseupaustraliaparty.com/?page_id=2198
     
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY    
HERBERT, Steven
Parkdale
Steven Herbert
Steven.Herbert@vic.alp.org.au
SYMES, Jaclyn
Keilor East
Jaclyn Symes
Jaclyn.Symes@vic.alp.org.au
BYRON, Jamie Mark
Sunbury
Jamie Byron
Jamie.Byron@vic.alp.org.au
SENIOR, Lydia
Irymple
Lydia Senior
Lydia.Senior@vic.alp.org.au
SUTHERLAND, Kate
Kangaroo Flat
Kate Sutherland
Kate.Sutherland@vic.alp.org.au
PARTY RESPONSE to MRRA questions: 
Will legislate to protect Macedon Ranges.  See Mary Anne Thomas, ALP candidate, Lower House (above)   http://www.danielandrews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Labor%E2%80%99s-plan-for-your-community.pdf

 

 

 

Source of Candidate Information:  Victorian Electoral Commission [EC] Website http://www.vec.vic.gov.au/Candidates/MacedonDistrictCandidates.html