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Yass Valley Council Candidates Responses to Mount Spring Association

3 December 2021

With the upcoming NSW local government election of Yass Valley Council, the Mount Spring Association has contacted all candidates to determine their responses to a number of concerns of the peri-urban community of Nanima, Spring Range and Wallaroo. Responses from the candidates are available at www.hall.act.au/documents.html

LIST OF QUESTIONS FOR YASS VALLEY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
1) Can you briefly outline in one or two sentences why you are standing for Council.

2) Please rate, number in order (1 being the highest), your interests as a potential future Councillor:
a. planning:
b. environmental issues:
c. development issues:
d. road maintenance:
e. community consultation:
f. Other: (please name):

3) The relationship between Councillors and the Council Executive is very important, as too is the need to seek supplementary external expertise to support Council decision-making, where necessary. Using the example of environmental issues, how do you see important decisions being made and who is ultimately responsible for those decisions?

An issue in the near-border areas of Wallaroo / Spring Range is the dumping of spoil from ACT building construction sites. Please explain your position on this issue; specifically:
4) What are the 'pros' for the dumping of ACT construction spoil in the near-border region?

5) What the 'cons' of dumping of ACT construction spoil in the near-border region?

6) What do you understand is the business case for the conduct of dumping of ACT construction spoil in the near-border region?

7) What should be the main features of a compliance regime for the dumping of ACT construction spoil in the near-border region?


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