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May 22, 2018 by admin

Tamika Self, Douglas Park: “I’d like to see the roads fixed. Menangle Road is terrible. We’ve been here 12 months and there have been . . . three deaths on it.” Jamie Dowsley, Buxton: “Whoever has ‘roads’ written next to their name, I’ll vote for them.”
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Bree Dowsley, Buxton: “I’d like to see them clean up the parks. I always find alcohol bottles, rubbish and broken glass.”

Janine Woods, Thirlmere: “I’m going to vote completely independent. I want the area to go back to rural. ”

First-timers: Wollondilly Anglican College students Nick Josipovic, 18, (from left) Rheyanne Bell and Jacob Fleming. Picture: Simon Bennett

John Finey, Bargo: “I’d like to see more retirement villages. And I’d like to see a walking track on Reservoir Road in Bargo.”

George Tyler, Thirlmere: “I would like a little improvement on the roads.”

THESE three Wollondilly voters will have their say for the first time at a council election on September 8.

Wollondilly Anglican College captain Jacob Fleming, 18, and his year 12 classmates Nick Josipovic, 18, and Rheyanne Bell, 18, will each make their vote count in less than two weeks’ time.

Mr Fleming took the time to enrol before he even became eligible to vote because he believed it was important not to take the right to vote for granted.

“I like the fact that we get to have a say in what happens,” he said.

When asked what he thought of people who don’t enrol, he said, “what a waste”.

He said the election was his first chance to have a voice.

“I’m interested in politics, it’s basically how this place runs.”

All three students were undecided as to which candidate would win their vote.

Nick agreed that it was important to vote. “It was one of the first things I did when I turned 18,” he said of enrolling.

“I think it is very important to vote. It’s a unity thing: everyone is having their say.

“Voting gives you a say about what goes on in your community.”

Nick said he would vote for a candidate who cared about the environment.

When asked if he wanted to see the area grow, he said: “People move out here for peace and tranquillity.”

To enrol visit: aec.gov.au/enrol/

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