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Angela Maguire launches campaign for seat of Hawkesbury in 2023 State Election



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 22 November 2022


Angela Maguire, local resident, small-business owner, employer and community volunteer, has announced her intention to run as a community independent for the Hawkesbury at next year’s state election.


‘The Hawkesbury’s vote has been taken for granted for far too long. I am running to stand up for my community’s interests and needs’, Angela said.


‘By nominating as an independent, I will be on the front foot advocating in real time for every single Hawkesbury resident and business. I will represent the Hawkesbury community rather than working for the interests of a political party.


‘As an independent, my promise is to provide genuine representation. If I become the Member for Hawkesbury, I will move the State electoral office into a central location, readily accessible by and visible to constituents. To represent people is a privilege. Rather than hiding from the electorate, I intend to be held accountable. I will be there to represent you.


‘As one of the safest seats for the Liberal Party in New South Wales, the Hawkesbury misses out time and again on the necessary funding and attention we deserve. It’s time we spoke up and were counted.


‘I will use my voice to:

  • Fight for our fair share of funding from the state to repair damaged roads

  • Lobby for effective and properly maintained flood and fire evacuation routes

  • Ensure peri-urban food production in the Hawkesbury is protected and promoted

  • Insist that the third crossing of the river be built as an immediate priority and the process for selecting the route be transparent, equitable and fair

  • Demand that the Hawkesbury be given access to the same emergency relief support as other disaster affected communities

  • Advocate for the lowering of the water levels at Warragamba for the purpose of flood mitigation when required and the expansion of the desalination plant for Sydney’s drinking water needs

  • Hold bureaucrats and their ministers to account for all planning decisions that are imposed upon the electorate without genuine community consultation and consideration

  • Get our fair share of emergency, health and transport services and support for the growing number of residents ageing in place on the western side of the river

  • Build assets that create and support resilient communities during extreme weather events such as renewable energy, batteries and communication technologies

‘As I go around our community in the coming months and listen to the concerns of voters in the Hawkesbury, this list will grow. As a community independent, it will be my task to listen and ensure people’s concerns are properly heard.’


Having grown up in Grose Vale, she is now raising her two children in the Hawkesbury. Angela is passionate about the services and opportunities for young people, including the ongoing impact of numerous natural disasters on the community's collective mental health.


An owner and operator of multiple small businesses, including The Shed Bar and Cafe at Enniskillen Orchard and major events and communications firm The Gap Consultancy, Angela intimately understands the highs and lows of self-employment - the daily decisions about cash flow, business development, staff well being and being responsible for your family’s financial security:


‘I’m no career politician - I'm a tax paying employer and entrepreneur.’


‘We enjoy extraordinary natural resources, heritage, agricultural and equine industries. People want to visit us to experience these features, and for those who live here, we want to live and raise our families in this beautiful environment.


‘To ensure these attributes that make the Hawkesbury unique and desired by so many, we need thoughtful, considered planning that is supported by commensurate investment in infrastructure and essential services to continue to make our community liveable and protect it for future generations.


‘If my fellow Hawkesbury community members were to give me the honour of making me their local state representative, I will work hard and advocate every single day for every single member of this beautiful electorate. I promise to give the Hawkesbury a voice.’

 

About Angela Maguire:


Angela is a highly qualified and experienced communications and events management consultant. Attending Grose View Public School and Bede Polding College, she left the Hawkesbury to pursue educational and career opportunities in politics, product management, financial services and engineering that took her around the country and the world.


She has held volunteer governance positions with Elizabeth Street Preschool North Richmond, Fitzgerald Aged Care, Peppercorn Services Incorporated (Vice Chair) and Harvest Trails and Markets (immediate past-President).


Her qualifications include a Masters of Arts in Scientific Communications from University of Melbourne, is a graduate of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and the International Association of Public Participation (GIAP2).


Contact:


M: 0414207755


Authorised by Angela Maguire, 753 Grose Vale Road, Grose Vale NSW 2753

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