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Helen Macnair

I’ve lived on the Coast for the past ten years and raised my children here.

I feel more at home here than I’ve felt living anywhere. This is my home and I’m supporting Gabby’s candidacy as an Independent Councillor, to do what I can to support positive change on the Central Coast.

I’m a local business woman, yoga teacher and I co-manage Umina Beach Yoga.  I specialise in teaching pregnancy yoga and birth workshops to support women and their partners and our midwives at local hospitals. 

I’m also a full time yoga and meditation teacher at the International Football and Tennis School at Kariong.

I love working with young women and mothers, using yoga and meditation philosophies to help them reach their full potential and be strong and confident women.

I love the natural beauty of our area and I can feel the huge potential for amazing things to happen here on the Central Coast.  There’s a lot of new energy, inspiring local business women and new families moving into the area.  Increasingly there are more and more opportunities for us to engage in a variety of local community events like Umina Beach Markets and creative workshops.

 

Why I'm running for Council with Gabby

I’m running as an Independent to support Gabby in her bid to be an Independent Council member.  I respect her energy and passion and I feel connected to Gabby’s plans for our region.

Protecting our local environment, protecting our water, respecting Indigenous sacred lands and culture and engaging and supporting young people are all issues that are dear to my heart.

I have three kids and I see a real need for accessible and relevant youth services on the Peninsula.

The Central Coast Council needs independent free thinkers who can make a positive impact for our community.  We need Council representatives who are connected to our community and can help shape our region into the very unique and special place it deserves to be.

I believe we need a Council that supports local businesses, preserves the natural beauty of our area and is forward thinking and looking ahead to the future, not just focusing on short-term gains.

We need a future focussed Council.

Helen

 
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Sarah Rimmer (Williams)

I moved to Umina from Sydney in 2002 to have my children. The blend of bushlands, national parks, world class beaches as well as a developing and diverse community, makes the Central Coast a jewel of opportunity for families to enjoy and businesses to grow.

I have a background in small business and in the not for profit sector. I currently work for Fairhaven Disability Services as their Marketing and Fundraising Manager, and previous had 10 years managing fundraising for Oxfam and The Wilderness Society.  Locally I have produced community directories for the Central Coast, supported by local business, but free to community organisations and to the public. This was an initiative to connect people with services and services with each other. I produce the Local Map for the Woy Woy Peninsula, established now for over 10 years.  My volunteer work includes Surf Life Saving, Mary Mac's Place, Woytopia, and other not for profit PR activities.

The thing I care about most, is the well being of individuals. I studied counselling and worked with Lifeline for 10 years, I have taught mindfulness meditation and well being for young women. The healthier we are, the healthier our community is. It works from the inside out. It is my view that the more balanced we are on the inside, the better placed we are to stand up for what we need in our community. I stand for the empowered voice of every individual.

 

Why I'm running for Council with Gabby

I have chosen to run as a candidate in this election to support Gabby Greyem and the shared vision I have for environmental, social and economic sustainability for the Central Coast, strong and healthy community development, responsible and visionary industrial development and job creation, as well as stewardship of our coastal open spaces and reserves.

I would love to see a Council with more Independents truly representing their local communities.  I know Gabby to be a dynamic force of nature, who cares deeply about our community, youth issues, development, our environment and passionately about transparency and fairness. It takes a strong moral compass as well as a strong will to hold true to your principles and the voice of those you represent. This is why I am standing, and supporting Gabby Greyem to represent us on Council.  If there is anyone you can count on to be a bold advocate for positive progress and change in our local community at this time, it's Gabby.

Sarah