About us

A Better Eurobodalla (ABE) has grown around shared values and principles that we believe are vital for effective local, state and federal government:

  • Integrity and honesty
  • Transparency of process
  • Open communication
  • Fairness
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sustainability

In Eurobodalla we’re calling for:

  • Open, accountable and responsive local, state and federal government.
  • A council with a sustainable, practical vision that can cost-effectively meet the needs of residents and ratepayers.
  • Local government that actively and accurately represents Eurobodalla residents’ interests to state and federal government.
  • Candidates for the 2021 local government election who genuinely listen; who tackle key issues of concern and urgency and who safeguard the interests of all of us.
egret sitting on a boat on a lakeside
Picture by Gillianne Tedder

Some ABE supporters belong to politicial parties and community organisations, but ABE is driven by shared values.

We are non-aligned and working across existing groups to improve Eurobodalla Shire and how it is managed.

We’re not a campaign team but a forum, where issues of importance can be shared and understood.

How we work

A Better Eurobodalla has asked members of the community what’s important, right now.

In the leadup to the local government elections that were to be held in September 2020, ABE had talked to members of the community about issues that they felt were important and needed to be addressed. We’ve attended local events and public meetings and ran structured ‘kitchen table’ conversations to understand our ratepayers’ and residents’ concerns. While that work will continue, the postponement of the local government elections to September 2021 means we can now look more broadly at the issues that affect the Eurobodalla across all levels of government, such as:

How governments are responding to the impacts of the 2019-20 bushfires… Is relief getting through to the people who need it?

What planning is underway for 2020/21 summer?

Is council asking community about what their needs are?

Is climate change being treated seriously?

What does Covid-19 mean for our region and are our health services adequate to deal with the challenges ahead?

ABE will be a community forum advocating for the rights and concerns of Eurobodalla residents and ratepayers.

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