Queanbeyan-Palerang Community Voice

van der Straaten

John has been a resident of Wamboin for approximately 20 years. In retirement he has concentrated on making a sustainable property, including help build a viable Australian alpaca industry. During this period he has participated in community activities such as the Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade, the Bungendore A P & H Society, Landcare and the Wamboin Community Association. He has also taken an active interest in local issues, particularly waste management, the environment and the development of the Palerang Local Environment Plan.

In joining the Community Voice group for the upcoming election John notes that "I stand for the Community Voice ticket because I know the other members of this group treasure similar values and will work for not only the rural residential communities but for the greater Queanbeyan-Palerang region."