We asked Councillor Peter Lawless the following:
1. What is your connection to Moira?
I was born and have lived my whole life in the small farming district of Burramine, other than living away for five years for education.
2. What do you think is the greatest strength of the Moira community?
I believe our greatest strengths of our community are its diversity across the shire, ranging from opportunities for employment in rural bases industries, retail and a vibrant tourism industry. Also, the strong community connections for our families that have their foundation in its numerous sporting clubs, service clubs and excellent educational facilities.
3. What made you decide to run for Council?
Having had spent many years in numerous community organisations in Moira and at a state level in the rural industry, I believe we need strong and stable local government to provide basic services to the community and support the many volunteers who are at the base of many rural communities.
4. What do you hope to achieve in your term as a Moira Shire Councillor?
I hope to achieve a closer relationship and co-operation between Councillors, staff and the community. This will lead to better outcomes for our community and to tap into the numerous skills they have to build a brighter future for our families and young people who stay and work in our region or may even return to after going away for education or work opportunities.
5. What is your favourite thing to do in Moira?
I enjoy spending time with family at home and helping my wife Carol around our garden. I enjoy working with my family in our farming business.