Elia Hauge – Candidate for Byron Council 2024

Elia Hauge

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Hi, I am a long-time local and was raised in the area. I’m an engineer, educator and environmentalist, and I’m running to represent our community and Byron Greens as a councillor on Byron Shire Council.

My values are Greens values; my mission is to create a sustainable future for our people and our planet.

As an engineer I specialise in water and sustainability, have conducted research in climate adaptation and water security for regional communities, and have lectured in sustainable urban infrastructure. In our community, I led Team Mullum in the Yes23 campaign, contribute to the Federal Community-led Resilience Team, and currently sit as a community member on Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee. Within the Greens I am an active campaigner – volunteering for Mandy and working on Tamara’s last campaign – and convene Byron Greens and the Richmond Campaign Committee.

My priorities this term are to address the housing crisis, support community resilience and enable water security in the face of the climate crisis. These are interwoven challenges, and I believe council must embed meaningful community participation to ensure our community is sustainable, liveable and resilient.