Paul Barker

Candidate for Torquay (Surf Coast)

Paul BarkerLiberal Democrats

Attending Forum

Candidacy Source: View



Past Elections: None

Candidate Statement

If the candidate has provided a statement you can view it below. Candidate statements are not edited in any way by us. Candidate statements reflect the views of the candidate and not this program, website or 94.7 The Pulse. Candidates without a statement on this website can supply one by contacting us.

Our rates are too high, the council wastes too much money and hides too much from you.

I will be your voice for smarter spending of your money and greater transparency.

I’ll do everything in my power so that you can freely enjoy this magnificent corner of the world.

I’ll fight to unlock Torquay and cut council red tape that will strangle recovery.

For an explanation of my principles, check out the videos on my website.

I’ve given significant public service through my 9 years with the Royal Australian Air Force, participating in domestic and overseas operations and instructional roles.

As a skydive instructor, I have safely taken over 1,000 people for exceptionally fun and breath-taking views over Torquay.

As a truck driver, motorcyclist and cyclist I understand the needs of all road users.

Having run businesses and employed people I understand the issues business operators face and will work to alleviate some of that stress.

I volunteer with animal rescues, donate blood, help my neighbours, care deeply about our environment and would vigorously support other community-led voluntary and environmental action.

Now, more than ever we need to get council back to the basics, unlock the Surf Coast and get council out of the way of the recovery.

Financial responsibility is vitally important to me in the delivery of services and assessments for tenders of capital projects.

When you vote for me, you can know I will be your voice for smarter spending and greater transparency of council activities.

As an endorsed candidate for the Liberal Democrats, I will always vote to limit rate increases, oppose council over-regulation and support your access to public land.

If you already have a first choice, vote 2 for me.

If you value what I value, vote 1 for Paul Barker.

Previous Interviews

6 Mitchell's Front Page podcast episodes available.

Interview with Mitchell Dye on September 29th 2020:


Other Interviews

  • September 29- Torquay Ward Candidate Paul Barker
  • LDP candidate for Torquay Ward Paul Barker
  • Former Liberal Democrats candidate Paul Barker
  • Anglesea By-Election Forum
  • Paul Barker Opening and Closing Statements
  • View all interviews with Paul Barker

    View 9 other candidates for Torquay (Surf Coast)