Two new candidates running for election to a seat on the City of Bunbury council have paired up with prominent businessman Colin Piacentini in a bid to make his CBD revitalisation plan a reality.
Mr Piacentini said he was pleased to see Emma Nesbitt and Kris Plumb put their hands up for the election.
“They are from the younger generation that can provide and contribute new ideas and forward thinking in the new era, and will be able to provide valuable input and contribution to the betterment of the City of Bunbury,” Mr Piacentini said.
With a vision to increase new investment into the City, Ms Nesbitt and Mr Plumb have a focus on fostering an economic environment in order to attract international investment opportunities, progress the city with new developments including the CBD Revitalisation Plan and Urban Activation, and increase the live-ability of the City.
“I see it as a privilege and a responsibility to be able to contribute to shaping the future for all the people of Bunbury. I believe that the generation that wants to see the change, needs to take a part in creating the change,” Mr Plumb said.
“While the City does need to be mindful of the money being spent on projects, it is also important to consider the costs of doing too little or nothing while Bunbury is still being bypassed by tourist opportunities, and consider moving forward to get our City on the map as a working and thriving hub of activity,” Ms Nesbitt said.
Both Ms Nesbitt and Mr Plumb advocate for the ratepayers, being receptive to community consultations and want to support and encourage development initiatives put forward by local businesses which will in turn encourage tourism, and foster a working and vibrant community.
They are also ready to throw their support behind Mr Piacentini’s vision for the City.
“Colin is a businessman with a vision, much the same as other business owners within our City that need to have their ideas pushed forward in order to grow and promote our City,” Ms Nesbitt said.
“It is clear that the Piacentini family has always been community minded,” Mr Plumb said.
“I can remember when they brought their machines in to our school at Grace Christian to work on the oval, 25 years ago.”
The pair join 20 other candidate seeking election to one of six vacancies on the City of Bunbury council at next month’s election. For a full list of candidates, click here.