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STEPHANIE ASHER

Steph is frequently in the media representing Geelong, has a regular op-ed column in the Geelong Advertiser, Circ 75,000+ and is a radio news commentator (94.7FM).

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Geelong Advertiser

Stephanie Asher: Adjusting to changing times

Global society has proven that when a threat is dire and imminent, we can respond at warp speed with previously unimagined solutions, writes Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher.

“Closing pubs, shops and beaches in Australia is about as extreme as things get to a lifestyle change for this generation. Yet this was introduced within a matter of days and people largely accepted it because the alternative was, potentially, death. And that death was predicted to occur reasonably rapidly… Read more

Stephanie Asher: How a CBD taskforce can benefit Geelong

Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher explains why residents should get behind a CBD taskforce made up of local business people.

“I’ve arrived embarrassingly late to the world-renowned British comedy series Yes Minister. What a joyous revelation.

The timing of my discovery is particularly sweet as we consider the draft Governance Rules that align with the new Local Government Act 2020 (Vic)… Read more

Stephanie Asher: Council “procedural gag” of free parking urgent motion reveals power struggle of voting blocs

Geelong council’s “procedural gag” of an urgent motion has given some insight into the city’s opposing voting blocs.

“The city’s 11 councillors have largely been split into two voting blocs for the past 12 months, with Tuesday’s vote providing the minority bloc with one of the only situations where it has power over a council decision… Read more

Stephanie Asher: Sustainability Action Plan key for future of City of Greater Geelong
When we talk about sustainability, that’s what it means. It’s not a “greenie thing”, it’s about setting up a future that allows everyone and everything to survive and thrive, writes Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher.

“I want to thank everyone who provided feedback on the draft Sustainability Action Plan. All the councillors and the team at the City are well aware that it’s a big issue for this region, its residents and ratepayers.

When I say “it” I mean the way CoGG operates in terms of future survival. For when we talk about sustainability, that’s what it means. It’s not a “greenie thing”, it’s about setting up a future that allows everyone and everything to survive and thrive…Read more

Stephanie Asher: why changing Green Spine is the right move
In her column, Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher reveals the thinking behind council’s controversial decision to remove part of the Green Spine.

“Middle ground can sometimes be an uncomfortable space to sit. The place between two passionate viewpoints is rarely a place of peace and tranquillity, consensus is not always the calm waters between sets.

Compromise has an aura of common sense, of moderate voices and rational thinking. It implies a setting where reasonable people take a seat, debate a topic in a disciplined fashion, shake hands afterwards and respectfully accept the outcome. A council chamber in fact… Read more

Stephanie Asher: How to wear our City of Design label

When talking about things clever and creative, I thought it would be fun to post on the socials an example of something clever and/or ­creative in Geelong every day. Then I came to my senses, writes Stephanie Asher.

“When talking about things clever and creative, I thought it would be fun to post on the socials an example of something clever and/or ­creative in Geelong every day.

Then I came to my senses. Without casting aspersions on our fabulous city, I realised that making that promise would be creating… Read more

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