Who is David Porter and why should he be my candidate?
David Porter was born in the Bega Valley, Educated in Sydney and after a successful career
working all over the world he has returned home and now lives in Tathra with his wife and
two children aged 8 and 11.
David’s career has covered several main areas; Negotiation, Mediation, Innovation and
David has negotiated business and community issues in many countries, the ability to find a
solution that is seen as a win to all parties ensures a successful outcome. These skills
would be valuable in council to ensure all parties reach a successful outcome.
Tourism, is without a doubt one of the most important industries to the Bega Vally Shire
and with over ten years in tourism innovation David Porter is well equipped to lead the
Shire into dramatic tourism growth. David has been highly successful in working with
tourism stakeholder in 8 countries to evolve a flourishing tourism trade that brought
prosperity to the entire area.
The recent Australian Census showed the lack of understanding for information technology in
government. David Porter has 30 years experience in information technology, software and
cloud technologies. These skills are highly desirable to council.
Although David has been contact by many members of the community about issues, David will
not jump to conclusions but rather work with all stakeholder once on council to ensure a
satisfactory outcome. David enters council with no bias, no conflict of interest and in
fact without his mind made up on any issue except 1 and that is that the Bega Clock Tower
should stay where it is and not be moved.
VOTE 1 David Porter
RETURN THE COUNCIL TO FINANCIAL STABILITY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE
Council needs to be guided back to the responsible fiscal position it was in a few
years ago. Cut unnecessary spending and purchases, reduce the and focus on delivering
the services that community is now demanding like better roads, sports facilities,
parking and public toilets.
TOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Boost the income of the entire Sapphire Coast through Tourism, to do this we need a
shire wide master plan that creates a tourism zone and assist tourism stakeholders to
implement innovative facilities that integrate with the overall tourism plan. With
around 10 years International Tourism Marketing and Digital Tourism Marketing
experience I am extremely qualified to guide council on this journey.
NEGOTIATING A POSITIVE OUTCOME WITH TRANSPARENCY
No issue in council should result in a winner and a loser, councillors need to be
accessible and respect the needs of all stakeholders to start producing win-win results
and then work with the community to make sure the solution fits the problem. With 20
years of solution development and negotiation I am well qualified to bring a fresh
approach to councils problem solving.
ATTENTION AND SENSITIVITY TO SOCIAL ISSUES
There are many social issues in the Shire, I commit to work through all of these issues
without bias or prejudice but rather in line the wishes of the community, including
indigenous affairs, and protection of the environment.
ETHICS AND SOUND DECISION MAKING
As the former chairman of an ethics based forum for the CEO’s of global
telecommunications companies I uphold the highest level of integrity and action for the
prevention of corrupt or biased practices. Lets keep Council honest!
EDUCATION AND THE YOUNG
Creating a future within the Shire for the young will required new industries and
innovation. I will work with the private, government and education sectors to support
facilities that will promote ideas and jobs and allow the growth of new industries in
the shire that will in turn provide a greater return for the community.
UNBIASED AND TRUSWORTHY
I was born in the shire, I live in the shire but I have no business interests in the
Shire, just a will for this to always be an amazing place to live.
VOTE 1 DAVID PORTER
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Written and Authorised by David Porter PO Box
7119, Tathra NSW 2550 - @Copyright 2016