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FROM Probus to Meals on Wheels, there’s not much Dave Tarbert isn’t involved in around Sussex Inlet and now he wants to expand his interests further south.

Running on Joanna Gash’s Ward Three ticket in the upcoming council election, Mr Tarbert was visiting villages in the Milton-Ulladulla district last week.

He told the Times living in Sussex for 12 years, and visiting for 54 years, has given him an insight into the needs of small towns and villages.

Described as a “mover and shaker” and someone who “gets things done“, Mr Tarbert said he has been approached by mayoral candidates to run in the past two elections, but decided take up Mrs Gash’s offer this time because he “really believes in what she is trying to do”.

“I’m proud to stand with Joanna Gash,” he said.

Often referred to as “the mayor of Sussex”, Mr Tarbert spoke to residents in Lake Tabourie and Lake Conjola last week, before hitting the streets in Narrawallee and Mollymook alongside team mates Allan Baptist and Patricia White.

“I want to meet people and get to know the issues in the whole of Ward Three,” he said.

“I’m passionate about the area and particularly tourism.

"I would like to see the Shoalhaven become NSW’s number one regional tourism destination.”

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