Media release 16 January 2015
Newcastle Greens have pre-selected Ms Nevenka Bareham as their candidate in the Ward 3 by-election on February 21.
Nevenka has lived and worked in Newcastle for over 30 years, having grown up in Sydney. She is a qualified Social Worker and has worked in a number of health settings most recently in ageing, disability and rehabilitation. She lives in North Lambton and her two adult children went to Waratah West Public School and Lambton and Merewether High Schools. She has volunteered in various committee roles in local schooling, sporting and professional groups for many years and has had a long association with Waratah Leagues Netball Club.
Priority policies for Nevenka are
- Footpaths and connected cycle paths– more and better footpaths assist those with prams and wheelchairs, promote walking and exercise. Cycle paths should be separated from traffic – good for cyclists, motorists, the environment and people’s health.
- Fostering local shopping strips – protecting locally owned businesses, jobs and communities.
- Protecting Green spaces– to maintain biodiversity, alleviate urban heat sinks and retain open space for recreation.
More information about Newcastle Greens’ local policies can be found at newcastlegreens.org.au/policies.
Ward 3 includes Waratah, Waratah West, Georgetown, Lambton, New Lambton, North Lambton and Kotara.