Cr Bill Waterston

I have lived in Ararat for 63 years. My wife Rhonda and I have two children and two grandchildren. I worked for the Department of Health and Human Services for 36 years. I'm a life member of the YMCA and helped build the original skate park, which I am honoured to have had named after me. I believe it is important to retain small business in Ararat and build on getting more small businesses to the region, which will bring greater employment oppurtunities. Our streetscape must be continually improved to attract visitors to our shopping precinct. Developments such as the new mountain bike track will be incredibly beneficial to Ararat, bringing visitors all year around. Our roads both in the city and rural areas have come a long way, however, they will require continual improvement, I aim to work hard to lobby the State Government to fund these works for our community. My ultimate aim during this term is to make our council a united one. By working together, we will achieve great outcomes and results. I believe the past council have completed a lot of hard work to put us in the great position we are currently in, and alongside our current council, will continue to build on their hard work. I have recently retired which will give me time to fulfill the duties expected of me as an elected councillor. I am passionate and caring, and only want what is best for the Ararat Rural City Council. 

Phone: 0437 312 193