CANDIDATE FOR O'CONNOR
Nick has spent the last thirty-five years in providing front line facing Information Technology support in a variety of roles as a consultant, Network Systems Administrator, onsite support for medium and large sized business as well as previously running a small business providing software and data security solutions to the medical industry.
Graduating with an Associate Diploma in Electronic Engineering in 1991 he moved into the computer industry. In 2018 he qualified to perform Screening Audiometery for children and adults which he performs on a volunteer and free. He has also completed his Certificate of Permaculture Design and working towards a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
Having spent an inordinate amount of time with people and their computer systems, he has excellent skills in working, training and explaining complex issues to groups and individuals, and has mastered the art of extreme patience and an appropriate level of stubbornness required to solve complex technical issues.
He is passionate about helping to make the electorate of O’Connor a beacon of self-sufficiency and has both the will and vision to make this possible. He has lived in Kalgoorlie, Menzies, Leonora, owned land in Esperance and now lives on a small farm with his wife and two small children.
O’Connor Biofuel Refinery
Let us agree to a co-op biofuel refinery in the Great Southern. This will support our local oil seed growers and generate diesel fuel for use by the agriculture and horticultural sectors. By reducing fuel operating costs farmers will in turn be more sustainable. Remember GAP also stands for Greater Agricultural Production!
ANZAC Express Passenger Service
Let us agree to establishing the York to Albany passenger train service again? We could use local engineers, craftsmen and painters to create ANZAC themed carriages in an early 1900’s style. The ANZAC Express would also lead to further economic activity along the line as sidings can be revitalised.
O’Connor Single Use Plastics Processing
Let us agree to establishing single-use plastic processing facilities to turn waste plastic into electricity. Technology now exists where plastics can be cleanly combusted. Combustion of such systems has been tested and it is as clean as natural gas as a fuel source.
Public Aged Care Facilities
Let us agree to the construction of additional public aged care facilities throughout the electorate? We can have consultation from the community to identify sites most in need and these could be fast tracked.
Homeless Care Facilities
Let us agree to creating homeless / emergency shelter and care dormitories in our major centres. Dormitories could have shared facilities and a caretaker. This will provide shelter for our most vulnerable and provide access to social service workers.
Let us agree to ensure that immigrant workers who are placed into workplaces are reviewed for competency before placement. This will remove the burden of training from business and public facilities and allow skill development for the immigrant where identified.
South Coast and Albany Highway Upgrades
Let us agree to upgrade the South Coast Highway to allow for safe overtaking and better traffic flow as a priority. That Albany Highway is upgraded to duel carriageway over its entire length.
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