Councillor Anthony Mayne Announces Candidate Group

Councillor Anthony Mayne has confirmed that he will be contesting the next Eurobodalla Shire Council Elections to be held on 4 September 2021.

A current serving Councillor with the Eurobodalla Shire for nearly 5 years, serving two terms as Deputy Mayor. Anthony has an established track record as an advocate for the residents of the Eurobodalla.

Joining Anthony on The Mayne Team are Michelle Hamrosi, Karyn Starmer and Trevor Moore.

The Mayne Team: L-R Michelle Hamrosi, Anthony Mayne, Karyn Starmer, Trevor Moore. Credit: The Mayne Team. The Mayne team's policy priorities include issues around improving transparency in Council decision-making and ways of conducting Council business, building a stronger and more resilient community, adopting best practice informed development across the shire and improving employment growth in the Eurobodalla with a view to supporting the jobs of the future.

Anthony says his team are a blend of youth and experience and bring a wealth of community connections at an important point in the Eurobodalla.

"Democracy is precious. The current Council has reduced the opportunity for public participation and has made decision making opaque and inconsistent with the community’s wishes.

"The Mayne Team will reintroduce open and accountable decision making," Anthony said.

"The Eurobodalla Shire Council can become leaders in local government in this country, instead of relying on outdated methods and policies. The Mayne Team will lead the way to find a balance between growth in urban areas and the protection of our environment.

"We want to actively engage and work with our community so that together we can build a better tomorrow, balancing growth with the environment we all call home."

Anthony Mayne and his wife, Linda Chapman, moved to the Eurobodalla in 2001. Having been a People Manager with companies such as BlueScope Steel and Aurizon, in 2017 Anthony joined the team at Southern Phone as their People Manager.

Michelle Hamrosi is a well-known local family doctor, dedicated volunteer and mother of three from Broulee with a passion for health, environment and social issues who wants to build a stronger, healthier and more resilient community in uncertain times.

Michelle says creating a connected community improves our well-being. She takes a collaborative approach to community leadership and works passionately to give a voice to those less heard.

Karyn Starmer is a journalist working in print and radio across the South East and the ACT. Active in many community organisations, Karyn is seeking election to council because she believes the Eurobodalla is at an important crossroad in its history, “If we do not act now to change the way our council plans for growth, serves its community and protects our natural assets and our relaxed way of life, we will end up as yet another sprawling, unfriendly, urban environment. The Eurobodalla deserves better local government and a better future,” Karyn said.

Trevor is a retired IT professional who wants to make a difference by restoring the community’s faith in its local Council’s leadership. "Our current Council is not performing nor is it properly representing us, it seems to be frightened of the community’s voice. It is failing to show leadership."

More information on The Mayne Team can found on the group website