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Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website. I am a former Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor of the City of Hobsons Bay (Melbourne, Australia) and am currently standing for re-election to the Hobsons Bay City Council as an independent councillor for Cherry Lake Ward.  This area includes Altona, Altona Meadows (part), Altona North, Brooklyn and Seaholme.  

I was able to achieve much for our local community as a councillor and would like to continue to serve you to make positive changes to our community.  If you look at the amount of money the council allocated to works around the city over the years you will see that our area never had as much money spent on it than when I was our local representative.   Of the council’s annual +$100 million budget, how much was spent on our area over the last 4 years?  Not enough!  Also – why do rates continue to increase but council services decrease?

Sadly our area has been neglected since I left the council, and the existing leading faction in the council is more interested in themselves and their positions than they are in serving our community.  Some Councillors talk about and attack the “character” and “values” of other Councillors, but what they should be open about is what they have achieved for the community.  I can always be proud of my achievements for the local community and the way I served with passion, drive and integrity.

Also, I am not supported by any political parties or developers.  One candidate who claims to be an independent is being supported by a political party candidate and a developer by having their preferences go straight to them.  That’s why voters should be aware who they are voting for.

I would very much appreciate your support to continue to be a strong, effective voice for our community.  Please vote for me as per my How To Vote card, and please encourage all your friends and family to also vote for me by sharing this webpage with them.  Please also share this page on your Facebook wall.

I look forward to being your representative on the council and to ensuring our community has the services and infrastructure we expect and deserve.   Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if I can assist you in any way.

Sincerely,

Tony Briffa JP
Candidate, City of Hobsons Bay elections 2016
Mayor (2011-12), Deputy Mayor (2009-2011), Councillor (2008-14)
City of Hobsons Bay (Melbourne, Australia)

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