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Barry Stoddart seeks re-election for Corcoran Ward


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Barry Stoddart is seeking re-electon to a second term as a Councillor representing Corcoran Ward on Wattle Range Council and spoke to 5THE FM/wattlerangnow earlier this week saying:-

‘I would like to continue as one of what I believe are a good and progressive team of councillors which work well with the current council staff. I can be more effective in my second term as councillor having learned much about the workings of council during my first term.

I have a record of working for the community with well over 30 years service in Lions.

I have been a resident of Millicent for 25 years and I was Administration Manager for 20 years at Landmark. Working in private enterprise was a benefit in understanding the council’s financial procedures.  Most of my working life has been in the country in Minlaton, West Wyalong and Keith before coming to Millicent.

My vision is quite simple in all aspects, I would like to see our council areas and  in particular, the Corcoran Ward, be the best they can be.

I agree with Councillor Lawlor that our drain area needs beautifying, and am encouraged by council’s positive approach in this area.

I support the continued development and extention of recreational facilities along Ridge Tce.

I support the continued development of the Railway Area, perhaps with a retirement village or retirement style housing.

My community roles also include Council Representative and Chair of Millicent Social Issues Committee, am a member of the Wattle Range Council Audit Committee where my previous employment is of assistance. I am now the newly appointed Council representative on the Millicent Health Advisory Committee where I hope I can assist with maintaining and increasing services at Millicent Hospital and Sheoak Lodge.

As well as being a member of the Millicent Lions Club, I am currently the treasurer of the Millicent Bowling Club, Secretary of the local Lutheran Church. and secretary of the Millicent Tennis Association,  and a participant in the Men’s Watch’ program for the prevention of men’ s suicide.

I am passionate about my community, and a committed Christian and I believe the Churches and my fellow Christians need to be represented in council and I will do this while representing the whole community.’

Barry has been married to wife Kathleen for 43 years; they have two daughters and six grandchildren and he seeks a second term in Corcoran Ward.