Cr Laurie Hickey was first elected to Corangamite Shire Council in November 2020.
Laurie and his wife Annette call Bookaar home where they raised their children Emily, Daniel and Olivia. Having lived rurally for more than 50 years, Laurie is heavily involved in the agricultural industry and understands the issues facing farming communities. Laurie aims to bring an experienced and optimistic voice to Council to navigate the COVID-19 recovery.
What inspired you to run for Council?
The inspiration to run for Council came from some friends who encouraged me to consider nominating. I wanted to be part of the decision-making process, and believe I have the necessary skills to help achieve this.
What do you believe some of the challenges will be for this Council?
Recovery from COVID-19 shall be unprecedented. However, our close-knit community is resilient, supportive and resourceful.
What do you hope to achieve as Councillor?
I appreciate the need for improved infrastructure and services, for quality health, education and recreational facilities. Our various sectors will need support as they form the fabric of our region.
- Environmental Monitoring Committee
- Audit and Risk Committee