Cr Julie Sloan has lived in the Whipstick Ward for 21 years and joins Council for the first time. Her vision for the Whipstick Ward and wider municipality is of a healthy, engaged and inclusive community that is proud of its culture, environment, animal welfare, and vibrant economic growth.
Her favourite parts of her ward include the forests, parks and lakes, native wildlife, family and community spaces, art and culture precincts, recreation reserves, local eateries, markets and friendly local traders. Cr Sloan is interested in supporting strategies that encourage economic and employment growth in small business, local construction and manufacturing industries.
Other issues important to Cr Sloan include sustainable environmental outcomes, considering animals and the environment in decision making, reconciliation and healing initiatives, community arts and culture hubs and interconnected cycling and pedestrian networks across the municipality and outlying towns.