Cr Nick Cole was first elected to Corangamite Shire Council in November 2020.
Nick lives on his family property in the north of the shire where he and wife Sue raised their children Nicholas, William and Emma. Nick is passionate about the farming industry and hopes he can represent the rural voices of Corangamite Shire. The Coles farm Corriedale sheep and cattle, and run the world famous Stanbury Corriedales at West Cloven Hills stud having exported genetics to most sheep producing countries in the world. Nick is a qualified wool classer and is a representative on the Wool Industry Consultation Panel for the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Nick is heavily involved in his local community and is a member of the Camperdown hospital auxiliary, Kilnoorat cemetery committee, president of the Darlington Cemetery Trust and Darlington CFA.
What inspired you to run for Council?
I wanted to run for the Council to be a voice for farmers, considering the landscape between the north and south is so diverse. I am to represent all residents of the shire to make it one of the best places to live, work and raise a family in Victoria.
What do you hope to achieve as a Councillor?
I hope to get the Shire to provide the basics, improved roads and lobby to fix the State controlled roads and basic infrastructure so residents can move about the area in safety and comfort.
- Corangamite Youth Council
- Elm Tree Reference Group