Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Bruce Kent.
My wife Jenny and I have a family that includes our four children, their partners and six grandchildren.
We moved to Bass Coast in 2010 to follow a career opportunity, and we have not looked back.
I am passionate about Bass Coast. The people and what the area has to offer are truly unique. We have just recently completed our new home in San Remo.
I joined the Victorian Police Force in 1980. I took the opportunity to run my own business in 1996, and then re-joined the Victorian Police Force in 2000.
As the Station Commander of the San Remo Police Station, I have had the privilege of working with and getting to know members of the community from all walks of life and across many businesses.
In 2016 I was elected as a councillor for Western Port Ward forming a strong, productive and working relationship with Councillors Clare Le Serve and Geoff Ellis.
Working together achieved a very strong representation at council for our community. During the past four years, I have chaired the council committees of Emergency Management, Road Safety and Fire Management.
I have also been involved in numerous other community groups covering areas of transport, roads, environment, family violence, mental health and housing.
During this period, I have achieved positive outcomes for the community. Some of these include:
• A strong representation for the saving of the Holden Proving Ground.
• Skate parks at Waterline communities and future planning for Kilcunda.
• Extensive sporting upgrades at Dalyston, Bass, Grantville and Newhaven.
• Bus shelters at The Gurdies.
• The reclaiming of The Carnival Site, Cowes.
• Upgrade of Hughes Reserve.
• Community COVID Resilience grants.
• Livestreaming of council meetings.
• Dog off-lead areas and fenced areas.
• Approval for new Cowes Cultural Centre.
• Advocated strongly for University Hub, new Cowes Medical Centre, upgrade to Wonthaggi Hospital and new Wonthaggi Secondary College.
• Achieving future road and drainage improvement of Pioneer Bay.
I have enormous respect for business owners and operators who are demonstrating their commitment to our community and I have fully endorsed council strategies to reduce the impact of COIVD-19 that our community is currently experiencing.
If elected again as your representative:
• To be held accountable as your representative.
• Proven evidence of achieving results.
• Proven commitment to this role.
• Open and honest communication.
• I bring four years’ experience as a councillor including one year as deputy mayor.
• I bring proven, excellent communication skills.
• Commitment to work with positive perspective and strong team.
• Active member of the community and more importantly, your active representative on council.
In this election, please consider your vote carefully. Your vote will impact on the next four years of opportunities and outcomes for Bass Coast and for the recovery of our community.
Bruce C Kent.
Candidate for 2020, Western Port Ward.
Authorised by Bruce Kent, 105 Marine Parade, San Remo, 3925.