It's back to basics in Div 4 with toilets, roads and parks

ENSURING more public toilets are in Division 4 parks is top of the list for candidate Paul Rix in his 'fix-it' plans.

Mr Rix is on a mission to rectify what he said was a glaring issue in the division

"I have been expressing my feelings on the lack of public toilets in parks and I am getting a lot of reaction," he said.

"Women, in particular, have privacy concerns.

"In all of Division 4 we have just three public toilets in 21 parks.

"That is one of the things that is top of my list to fix.

"A lot of the women I talk to are afraid to go to a park because there are no facilities."

Fellow candidate Kylie Stoneman is also concerned about the state of parks and is checking off what they have and what they don't.

Ms Stoneman said her campaign had a back to basics theme.

"I want to do an audit of all the parks and see where there are problems in each park," she said.

"I am all about community consultation so I am creating a community consultative committee to be able to give the residents a voice on development and any issues coming up in the area.

"Roads are always an issue, so it is about back to basics.

"We've got footpaths to nowhere.

"I haven't put together my policies totally yet because I am still listening to the community and trying to understand what their issues are.

"It is about representing them and bringing it all back to basics in Division 4.

Photographer Yme Tulleners wants to make a difference and to ensure development meets the needs of residents

"I have spent the last 20 years working for myself as a photographer and I have always had an interest in the community," he said.

"I thought this was a good opportunity to do something in the community.

"I'd like to do good for the community, where I can.

"You can't help everywhere.

"There are different levels of government.

"But where we have a say in things, I'd like to have some sort of a say.

"Ipswich is starting to develop a bit and I'd like to see that happen in a way that is good for the community.

"Developers are important, because they make things happen.

"But not all development is good."

Mr Tulleners is enjoying what is his first election campaign.

"This is the first time I have gone for anything political," he said.

"I am out there talking to people and I have got pretty positive feedback from the ones I have spoken to.

"I am knocking on doors."

Meanwhile Mr Rix said he was relishing getting out on the hustings and listening to people.

"A lot of people have concerns about grass, but generally they are pretty happy," he said.

"I am putting in a lot of hard work and getting a lot of good feedback

"We want to take community meetings back to schools.

"People say they haven't had that the last four years."

Who will get your vote in the Ipswich City Council election for Division 4?

This poll ended on 19 March 2016.

Current Results

A. Yme Tulleners

11%

B. Kylie Stoneman

20%

C. Paul Rix

50%

D. James Fazl

16%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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