My principal place of residence is not in the Marlborough Sounds Ward area.
I am a fourth generation Marlburian with grandchildren attending school in Marlborough.
In the interest of present and future generations, I have put forward my name to contest the position of Councillor.
I see the lack of transparency and accountability in Council has delivered the Theatre debacle; coupled with inadequate to nil consultation in formulating the MEP has divided Marlborough.
Most Marlburians derive their income directly or indirectly from the environment, with approximately 50% of Marlborough locked up in the DOC estate, can society afford the luxury of retiring productive land and water at the expense of job losses and community wellbeing. I see the MEP will deliver this outcome if confirmed in its present form.
I support Primary Production, Aquaculture, Fishing, Forestry, Agriculture, Tourism and Horticulture. Council’s job is to install an economic environment in which these industries can prosper with minimal rules, regulation and cost of compliance.
O’SULLIVAN, Pat - Marlborough Sounds Ward (printable version of this information) (67 Kb)