Narendra Kushwaha for Monash

Meet Narendra Kushwaha for Monash
Mount Waverley ward

If you are a voter in the Mount Waverlery ward of Monash, this is why you may consider voting for Narendra Kushwaha

As a Council candidate your top priorities if you get elected:

1.    Street gangs- violence;

2.    parking and traffic; also

3.    Economic stimulations and eco-friendly infrastructure developments.

Do you think your local council is appropriately representative of your community and its interests?

Current and earlier council representative – Councillor had very limited or no interactions among the local community and not involved local community people in initial decision-making processes. They never take the consent of the people, who can get affected by the council decision. It was a one-way process.

What would you like to say to a potential voter to vote for you?

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard to all the people, economic is worse since world-war II depression period, youth unemployment has risen up to 12.8 %. If I am elected in Council election my first priority would to cut down the rates by focusing on essential services, and the expense budget will be adjusted to stimulate the local business growth, encourage the local community to start a new business.

I have a vision, since March’20, most of the business organisation emptied Melbourne CBD buildings and most of employees are working from home. I can see the hospitality, retails and other service industries the businesses are going to shifting from CBD to the local suburbs. This is the time for council to develop infrastructure towards better parking facilities, building garden with alfresco style seating for coffee and light lunches. Council must cut down the red tape and ease in permits and helping business community.

The community must be safe for the young girls and women in the house and outside in the community. I have a strategic plan to use the security app and surveillance Artificial Intelligence security system to eliminate assaults and community violence and rape. Women must be respected.

As we know Vegetation can make an important contribution to the urban and suburban environment. It is important to our community in defying character of the Mt. Waverley I will use various measures to protect vegetation in our areas through the planning scheme and strategic planning. I would give importance to environmentally sustainable practices, vegetation, greenery, new tree plantation and installation Street light with solar-powered operated.

I would like to eliminate assault, domestic violence, rape in the community. I have fairly good strategically plan – early childhood, we must include in Kindergarten curriculum to respect our girls, in the schools, college and university and home. The parents and leaders must create an awareness to respect our girls and young women.

Bullying and sexual harassment must not be tolerated anywhere. I am looking for some app which can be connected with police, parents and loving friend to catch the intruders with face recognition Artificial Intelligence technology.

Economic development, eco-friendly practices to reduce carbon emissions, good education system with AI implementations and welfare of the community are my concern to make it better for all.

My progressive ideas and inspiring leadership and better management abilities will make Monash as model council in Victoria.

As a member of the Victorian community do you think migrant communities are appropriately looked after by the mainstream political parties in Victoria?

The government would have done better. They do not have an effective strategic plan. One stage I was upskilling few migrant communities in Victoria and developing their skills in catering cooking operations. Queensland skills program call “Certificate III Guarantee” is a good entry level qualification program. The similar program would be more effective to the migrant community of Victoria.

As Victorian of Indian/Asian descent what do you miss most about India / your country of origin here or what do you fondly remember?

Our rich cultural and values, closeness of society, humanitarian interactions, which are very hard to find here. We do know our neighbourhood, who live next to us. Some days I would only talk to my working colleagues. It is very hard to find good friends here. Our old aging populations are growing, I do not see any proper plan for the senior Indian community. I would certainly do something more to look after our senior Indian and make a good engagement program to reduce loneliness and unite them for their welfare.

Your assessment of the State governments and the Opposition’s role in handling/addressing the COVID-19 crisis we have been thrown into since March 2020.

It was unprecedented situations, the hotel quarantine and few ethnic communities calling COVID-19 as conspiracy pushed Victoria back in comparison to other States. Use of private security guards was a bad decision. ADF would have been the best choice. But we are getting there, slow and steady always wins the race.

The opposition has played a politics rather than encouraging to maintain the general preventative rules. When hotel quarantine was enforced in Victoria no one pointed out the mistake, media, police and opposition leaders. When coronavirus started breaking out only then everyone started panicky and blaming game started.