Greens to four in Port Phillip poll

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THE Greens have announced four candidates to run in the local government elections next month.

Councillor John Middleton will renominate for the Junction ward. He said the council needed to take action on climate change, encourage sustainable transport and develop a  strategic plan for the Junction and St Kilda Road south.

The former engineer listed the St Kilda Family and Children’s Centre, the Marina Reserve skate park, the Emerald Hill Library and South Melbourne Market’s new roof as key achievements made in the present council’s term.

Balaclava resident and Barkeep owner Tim Baxter said his experience in the hospitality industry gave him an insight into the local economy.

The Carlisle Ward candidate will campaign on sustainable business practices and said he would support initiatives that maximise energy efficiency.

Point Ormond ward candidate Meni Christofakis said she was concerned that not enough was been done to prevent flooding in Elwood.

Ms Christofakis will also campaign on quality education, child care and services for the elderly.

Lawyer Ann Birrell will run in Albert Park ward, campaigning on environmental conservation and planning issues.

Ms Birrell said protecting open space and public land from over-development was also important.

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