My Message to You

Dear Resident,

I’m standing for Mayor in the upcoming Alice Springs local government elections and I want your support.

I’m a straight-talking and common-sense candidate. I am committed to putting in the hard-work that is needed to make Alice Springs a better place for all of us who call this town home.

For almost a decade I have been working alongside Council in a range of different capacities. I understand how local government works and I know how to get things done. I am now seeking to represent you within the Council Chamber and help lead our town toward a brighter and better future.

What are the key issues I am passionate about?

• A long term youth engagement strategy – let’s keep our kids and streets safe;
• ‘Our Town Plan’ – a community vision and long-term planning agenda to guide development;
• Providing a strong voice on fracking, toxic waste dumps and other proposals for our region;
• A Great Outdoors – developing a world class adventure playground and ensuring our community spaces are well-maintained and improved;
• Towards Zero Waste – ambitious recycling and waste management agenda;
• No rates rises beyond CPI – we don’t need to keep pushing up rates to sustain a healthy and happy town.

What are my credentials?

Some of the businesses and organisations I’ve been involved in include:
• Regional Economic Development Committee (Deputy Chair)
• Alice Solar City
• Desert Knowledge Australia
• Arid Lands Environment Centre (Director)
• Watch This Space
• Wide Open Space Festival (Founding Partner)
• Olive Pink Botanic Gardens

I presently reside in Braitling with my partner Karine and young son, Louka.

Call me anytime on 0423511931 to chat about the things that matter to you.

Best regards,

Jimmy Cocking