LIKE many Moyne Shire residents, roads are a major matter for Anthony Keane, so that’s why he’s nominating for council.
Mr Keane, of Yangery, hoped his background in construction and business, as well as his involvement with sporting clubs, will stand him in good stead for a seat at the Moyne council table.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to get involved in,” he said.
“I reckon I can help people with their problems in the shire. From my business expertise to my lifelong knowledge of this municipality, I believe these attributes make me a very solid candidate in this forthcoming very important election.”
He questioned the shire’s infrastructure practices, particularly relating to roads, and suggested he would be interested in finding ways to get the most out of the council’s roads budget.
“The biggest issue would be roads and management of where they spend money and why they spend money,” Mr Keane said.
“I’ve got a background in construction and I reckon their (road spending) can be managed better than what they’re doing now.”
He said he was unimpressed with some of the bridge and road repairs needed after last year’s January floods.
“It’s a question of why are they doing that and not something else,” he said.
Born and raised in the Koroit area, Mr Keane said his family still lived in the area and he was proud to call Moyne Shire home.
“Moyne is a great place to live and grow up,” he said.
“It’s got businesses, tourism, natural resources ... it’s got everything going for it.
“The whole breadth of the Moyne Shire has its individual riches, and it is my vision to ensure that we remain proactive and continue to develop the entirety of the shire as one.”
Mr Keane joins Port Fairy’s Ralph Leutton and Mortlake’s Kelvin Goodall as newcomers nominating for Moyne Shire Council.