At the close of nominations for the local government elections at midday today, four candidates had put their names forward for the Lord Mayor’s position.
A broad field of nominations for councillor positions has attracted some late entrants, including Armstrong – a well-known artist, DJ and city nightclub owner – and park lands campaigner Kelly Henderson.
Treloar, 43, who lives in the city and owns Adelaide’s Pop-Up Bookshop, told InDaily that she had decided to nominate for the position over the weekend.
Her focus is on environmental issues, which she believes aren’t being addressed sufficiently by any level of government.
“It’s something that’s been brewing for a while, just wanting to make a contribution to the community,” she said.
“Up until the weekend, there was just a couple of older men running and no-one else seemed to be putting up their hand.”
On Sunday, Haese withdrew from the campaign and his deputy Sandy Verschoor announced her decision to run. Former city councillor Mark Hamilton has been campaigning for months and dance studio owner Steven Kelly nominated last week.
Treloar said she wanted a prosperous and liveable city without compromising the environment.
“Primarily I have got an environmental focus,” she said. “Every decision should be made through an environmental lens, for now and for future generations.”
She wanted the city’s development to focus on human-scale liveability, to make it a more appealing place for people who live here.
“Overall, looking at the world and Australian politics, I’m feeling there’s a place for a shift in focus.”
Treloar said there were immediate actions that could be taken to further this agenda, including banning single-use plastics and increasing support for pedestrians and cyclists in the city.
City council candidates
Sandra (Sandy) Verschoor
North Ward Candidates
Central Ward Candidates
Driller Jet Armstrong
South Ward Candidates
Phillip De Bondi
Priscilla Corbell Moore
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