SES young blood looks to join Noosa Council
AN INJECTION of youth and fresh ideas is the promise of 28-year-old Noosa Council candidate Nathanael Ford of Pomona.
Mr Ford was born in Nambour and raised in Cooroy attending Noosa District State High School before moving and joining the Pomona SES.
“My hopes if elected will include reviewing the recent new signage laws, as no business owners I’ve spoken to so far have supported it,” Mr Ford said.
He is keen to see council commit to the taskforce just announced water by Maritime Safety Queensland with a special focus more on the Noosa River and he supports the return of divisions to the Noosa Shire councillor representation.
“The Noosa Shire, hinterland included, deserves good governance with an open door approach to community input and review,” he said.
“I fully intend to continue Cr (Ingrid) Jackson’s push for a fully accountable council.”
Mr Ford in lead up to the 2016 election announced he was standing, but he said a mix up meant he was unable to lodge his nomination in time.
“I am running as an independent candidate,” he said.
“My grandfather owned the saw mill on Garnet St in a Cooroy.
“I graduated from NDSHS in 2009, and attended TAFE in 2010 doing the certificate 3 in information technology.
He has been a member of the SES since 2013.
“I’ve been deployed across the state with the SES since joining ranging from road traffic collisions to natural disasters.
“I’m also a member of the Noosa SES flood boat team, so if the yellow boats are out, chances are I’m in one.”
He also runs the Pomona and District Weather Warnings on Facebook which has since expanded to cover the Noosa Shire.
“I served as a member of the Pomona Memorial Restoration Committee which oversaw the restoration of the Pomona War Memorial. In January 2019, I took over as the committee chairman and it was renamed the Pomona and District Memorial Committee.
His Facebook page is Nathanael Ford, candidate for Noosa Council.