TWEED Valley Mathuranatha ‘Mat’ Das is a local Hare Krishna who’s garnered a lot of local interest in the past two weeks.
Mr Das enjoys visiting Murwillumbah with his bullock and wagon to spread the word of what he says is over regulation of ordinary people’s lives.
“We need to wind back the excessive over regulation and thus wind back the bureaucracy by reducing rates, encouraging sustainable agriculture and allow small intensive farms,” he said.
Mr Das said that allowing multiple dwellings on rural land was high on his list of campaign policies as well as relaxing or removing building regulations of houses, sheds water tanks “etc etc more local farmers markets”.
“Steam train running on Campor Laural from Byron to Murwillumbah and even maybe extend to Gold Coast,” he said.
Mr Das also wants to provide council support to those who grow their own produce.
“Make more smaller and cheaper rural blocks available even vendor finance by council for young (at heart) people who want to get on the land and grow their own food and sell the excess locally,” he said.
“Make the Tweed famous as the most human friendly, tolerant, sustainable, innovative, progressive, visionary Shire leading Australia to an unimaginable [to most others] bright and shining future.”