A local who understands
Melanie Dagg is a 34-year-old mother of two who has lived all her life in the Hunter region. Her family roots stretch back over a century. She and her husband Josh are raising their two daughters in the area, and Josh’s family have also lived in the Upper Hunter for generations.
Melanie is passionate about education, health and securing better local services for the Hunter community.
Melanie’s father and husband both work in the mining industry, so she understands the pressing need to secure more permanent local jobs to drive economic growth across the Hunter region.
Melanie is committed to working with local businesses and government to ensure that everyone in the Upper Hunter has the opportunity to get ahead in life.
As well as serving as a local councillor, Melanie juggles family, work, study and volunteering for sporting and community groups. She knows well the pressures that local families are under, and how stretched local schools, hospitals and TAFE have become under eight years of the Liberal and National government.
Melanie will deliver for our community
She will work to make the Upper Hunter an even better place to live, work and raise a family. She will fight for policies that ease the cost of living for local families, protecting local jobs by stopping the casualisation of our workforce and reinstating penalty rates; supporting more investment in local roads and infrastructure by reducing the infrastructure backlog of councils; properly funding our local schools and rebuilding our regional TAFEs to train the skilled workers needed right here in our region.
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