Councillor Ed McDougall - ALP
Mobile: 0419 413 132
Ed enjoys living in Brighton Le Sands, but thinks there’s so much that can be done to make our foreshore suburbs an even better place to live and work.
He will work towards re-establishing the Anti-Hoon Taskforce to bring State and Local representatives together with St George Police to push back against anti-social behaviour on our streets and along our beachfront and Bay Street.
As an advisor to State MP Steve Kamper, Ed has worked on a number of successful local campaigns, including the push to save historic Primrose House from demolition; the redevelopment at Dolls Point and the successful effort to expand Kyeemagh Infants School from K-2 to a full K-6 public school, to relieve pressure on Brighton Le Sands Public School.
Ed is very concerned about the strain being placed on our services and infrastructure by the State Government’s high-rise ‘priority precincts’, and is committed to fighting against inappropriate developments like the 11 storey boarding house being proposed on Bay Street.
He believes Councillors should work tirelessly to improve our area and promises to be accessible, responsive and supportive to local residents.
Councillor James Macdonald - IND Deputy Mayor
Mobile: 0434 140 530
James has lived in the Bayside Council area for over 30 years. He is self-employed and married with three children.
James has always been involved in community groups, including his role of local sporting club president and patron for a local senior citizens group.
During his eight years on Council, James served two years as Deputy Mayor and was chairman of the sport and recreation advisory committee for the majority of his representative tenure.
He successfully built a close working relationship with local sporting clubs, and was one of two Councillors on the Rockdale City Library Advisory Committee delivering a state-of-the-art library for all residents. James is a strong believer in a fair and honest democracy where all community groups should be represented equally. He cares and acts on local issues and is accessible to the Bayside community.
Councillor Vicki Poulos - LIB
Mobile: 0416 206 608
As local mum, Vicki’s priorities are to ensure that our streets are safe; our playgrounds are modern with shade structures to protect children from the sun and ensuring our sporting fields are upgraded by investing in synthetic grass at selected locations.
Vicki has worked in the banking sector for 16 years in addition to her experience in community welfare.
Vicki will ensure that Council works to:
- Revitalise shopping centres in Brighton Le Sands, Ramsgate, Ramsgate Beach and Sans Souci by working with local businesses and the community to deliver exciting improvements on time and within budget
- Inject greater investment towards modernising and upgrading our children’s playground equipment
- Deliver more parking spaces within our local shopping centres
- Plan for more community services to assist our local ageing population
- Establish better recreational facilities and protect our foreshore
- Provide for cleaner parks together with more proactive enforcement measures