Candidate wants to improve health and well-being of all residents

HEALTH FOR ALL: Warrnambool City Council candidate Christine Thompson wants to implement new exercise stations. Picture: Rob Gunstone

HEALTH FOR ALL: Warrnambool City Council candidate Christine Thompson wants to implement new exercise stations. Picture: Rob Gunstone

AN exercise fitness circuit utilising Lake Pertobe and the promenade precinct is just one idea Warrnambool City Council candidate Christine Thompson would like to bring to council if elected.

Mrs Thompson says varied equipment could be spread out along a designated track.

“We have fantastic playgrounds for the younger age group bracket, now we need to put in place more for our teenage youth and I believe these outdoor fitness circuits would be a great start,” she said.

“There is also some fantastic outdoor science interactive equipment available which some councils have adopted for their open spaces.

“That could be a fantastic idea for young minds to explore.”

Mrs Thompson said she would always advocate for transparency and accountability for the expenditure of the budget.

“Should I have the honour of being elected in October, I will be part of a team of councillors that will be making decisions based on an $80-million budget, and affecting the lives of approximately 35,000 citizens,” she said.

“I can assure you I will not take this obligation lightly.

“Even though I envisage a united council working together, I will make independent decisions on issues and will consider all recommendations, taking into account all information available to me.”

Mrs Thompson also wants to improve parking around the hospital and the central business district.

Other issues she would like to tackle include safer boat launching facilities and returning general business to council meetings.

She said safer pedestrian crossings was also a priority and zebra crossings and speed humps could be introduced in the CBD.

Mrs Thompson said she would also like improved accessibility for wheelchairs on beaches.

“I have a passion for Warrnambool and now is the time to commit,” Mrs Thompson said. “I believe in quality communication to work through and resolve citizens concerns in a positive way.” 

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