GROWTH will bring prosperity and vitality to Oberon, according to local government election candidate Bob Mills.
Mr Mills is a retired engineer who ran his own engineering company in Australia and overseas for nearly 40 years.
He has lived in Oberon since 2011 and says he enjoys the cool climate and country lifestyle after leaving the heat, humidity and hustle of Sydney.
"I believe growth is essential for the future of Oberon to ensure it retains its independence after the recent failed attempt at amalgamation,” he said.
"As a council, we should ensure Oberon remains the attractive, vibrant country town it is now.
"This can only happen with the continued provision of good services and facilities provided by Oberon Council.
"This will induce more people, especially younger ones, to move and visit Oberon, which will bring vitality and prosperity to the town."
Mr Mills is an active member of the Oberon Heritage and Collectors Club.
"I'm very interested in the history and heritage of the local government area,” he said.
"I would like to see the promotion and preservation of Oberon's attractive environment. Heritage teaches and educates people in all forms."
Mr Mills says he feels all councillors bring to council an area of their own expertise.
"Councillors should be able to contribute and raise council's professionality," he said.
Mr Mills said he had nominated for council as he wanted to contribute to Oberon’s future by helping it become stronger.