Candidates face questions from public

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
Candidates in the Port Hedland local government election.
Camera IconCandidates in the Port Hedland local government election. Credit: Taylor Amonini

From the Spoilbank Marina Project to reducing dust emissions in the West End, candidates in the Port Hedland local government elections spoke about why they were running for council at a meet-and-greet session last week.

Hosted by The Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Industry at The Gateway Village in South Hedland, candidates did all they could to convince residents why they should be representatives of the Town.

PHCCI vice-president Adrian Hatwell said the night had been a success, with only three candidates unable to attend.

“I think it gives the chamber members a chance to see who they’re voting for,” he said. Candidates were given three minutes to introduce themselves and tell residents what they aimed to accomplish in their term.

After a 15-minute break, candidates participated in a Q and A session, with questions including how many pools Hedland needed, whether town planning should be contracted to Karratha, and whether a private high school should be established.

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