Local businessman and family man, Greg Petty announces candidature, and is supported by John Hatton.
Helensburgh resident and small businessman, Greg Petty, is today (3rd December 2010) announcing he will stand as an Independant candidate for the Heathcote electorate in the NSW State Election in March 2011.
Greg says, "I look forward to representing the whole community, from Loftus to Bulli. At last residents in the electorate have a candidate prepared to represent the community, environment and small business with a commitment to full open transparency, honesty and altruistic goals".
Greg's priorities include:
- Protecting the Royal National Park, its catchment and the surrounding environment
- Protecting the Sydney Water Catchment area and the surrounding environment, including the Woronora Dam, and Illawarra escarpment
- To campaign against the Coal Seam Gas (methane) mining and power station - technology that is already showing irreversible environmental and human health impacts
- Continue to fight Wollongong City Council's 7d land review to maintain the previous high environmental standards placed on the area
- To represent "Heathcote" in an open and unbiased way, free of party politics, by signing a set of principles of integrity, honesty and accountability in performance of duties
Greg Petty is an accountant and company secretary, aged 56, who operates a business in the Wollongong area. He has owned and operated businesses successfully for almost 30 years, and has employed over 50 staff.
Legendary corruption fighter and former member for the South Coast, John Hatton, is supporting Greg Petty.
John Hatton is coming out of retirement to stand in the NSW Upper House on a platform of reforming the way government is conducted. He aims to 'corruption-proof the system'.
John says, "Greg has demonstrated commitment to his community, is a successful small businessman, and family man. He would make an excellent representative for Heathcote".