Creating jobs is vital for the local economy: Bye

IAN Bye will stand for a second term as councillor for the Central Ward.

Having lived in Sale his entire life, Mr Bye said creating new jobs and putting locals first was his passion.

“Our shire has some exciting construction projects planned for our region, however projects that are constructed in the shire need to employ more locals so money can be reinvested into our area,” he said.

“With 31 year’s experience as an accountant dealing with local business, I know first-hand how important small business is to our community.

“Wellington Shire is a great place to live and raise children, and I want to ensure an even brighter future for generations to come.”

Mr Bye said he supported improved sports facilities and keeping community sport affordable, accessible and inclusive, as well as growing the tourism sector.

“I recognise the work of volunteers and the need to support them as they are vital to maintaining our community spirit,” he said.

“I continue to be involved in many organisations and sporting clubs and am always prepared to give back to the community that has given so much to me for many years.

“It has been my privilege to be an active councillor over the past four years, and if re-elected, I will use my experience to help our shire grow and prosper.”