Wauchope businesswoman Peta Pinson is to stand as a candidate in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council elections in September.
Ms Pinson is the managing director of Stabilcorp, a Wauchope company which specialises in road pavement repair and maintenance.
She announced on Monday July 18 that she will run for the position of Mayor.
She says she opposes substantial rises in rates, and believes there is a shortfall because of inefficiency and waste of community funds.
“In my campaign to be Mayor, I will strongly oppose the planned rate rises.” she said..
Ms Pinson recently expanded the Stabilcorp business by opening a manufacturing facility in Wauchope to make the award-winning ShoulderMaster, designed for road widening and repair.
She says she believes she has the experience and determination to ensure that the community’s best interests are being protected.
“I am committed to providing strong leadership and a high level of accountability,” she added.
The NSW Local Government Elections will take place on Saturday September 10.
Information about the election can be found on the NSW Electoral Commission website www.office.elections.nsw.gov.au
The elector information campaign has begun to support the September poll.
81 of the 152 local councils in NSW are holding elections. Elections for the remaining councils will be held in 2017.
Messages will appear in press, radio and digital across NSW until election day, Saturday, 10 September.
“The first phase of the campaign urges voters to check and update their enrolment details, or enrol for the first time,” said Acting NSW Electoral Commissioner, Linda Franklin.
“The second phase will carry important information about pre-polling and postal voting arrangements. The third phase will provide information about where and how to vote on election day.
“We are also running a series of messages targeting areas that are not having elections to let people know they should check to see if they need to vote. This will seek to reduce elector confusion caused by the partial elections. “
In addition, a series of statutory advertisements will be placed at a council level in newspapers across the state. The first message, calling for nominations, will begin appearing this week”.
Nominations for councillor and mayor open Monday, 1 August.
Candidates will then have until noon on Wednesday, 10 August to nominate.
To see if you need to vote and to check or update your enrolment details visit: www.votensw.info or call 1300 135 736