Glenorchy has set out a bold and exciting vision for its future - one which aims to nurture all that is good in the life of a small community, to build on the growth in environmental stewardship and self sufficiency that is valued by so many residents and to help us manage growth in a way that works for us.

If we are to achieve our vision and escape being a suburb of Queenstown we will need to work hard and stand our ground.

The GCA will have a key role to play in the process and will need individuals who can competently advocate on its behalf.

I have the skills and knowledge to do this and am relishing the opportunity to do so as a member of the GCA Committee.