Filling potholes and providing solutions to the dire state of Wagga's roads is top of the agenda for Georgie Davies and her election campaign.
Alongside four other election newcomers, the local mother is leading the Getting It Done ticket for the December election, with the aim of bringing fresh perspectives and new solutions to the council table.
Wagga born and raised, the 31-year-old grew up scaring cockatoos away from pistachio trees before heading off to class at South Wagga Public School and then the Riverina Anglican College.
Despite briefly moving away to live in Sydney and Spain, Mrs Davies said she was always drawn back to Wagga and in 2017 she returned to the city, where she now lives with her husband and young son.
Passion for seeing the region develop and become the perfect place for her son to grow up has inspired her to run for a spot on council.
"I want to make this region really liveable, really functionable, more sustainable and more attractive," Mrs Davies said.
"My husband and I had a baby last year and I want to make sure that he feels like he should stay in Wagga, that it's a nice place for him to live and eventually raise his family."
At the top of her list is fixing the "shocking", pothole-ridden roads strewn across the region.
"Roads are definitely my number one priority and I think a lot of people just want council to go back to basics and focus on fixing the roads because it's really frustrating to have such bumpy drives to work around the city," she said.
"The state of our roads are absolutely shocking and it has been years and years of the same approach to getting them fixed and nothing is changing."
Mrs Davies is proposing a replacement for the "sub-standard" material which is currently used to fill potholes as well as a new, high-tech approach to monitoring road quality.
"Moreton Bay Regional Council recently fitted their garbage trucks with dash cams which scan the roads for damage and then uses artificial intelligence to prioritise the roads council needs to focus on," she said.
"I really think that's something we should be looking into ... why not tap into the network of garbage trucks that use our roads everyday and get some real change?"
Mrs Davies and her ticket are also commiting to fixing the water quality in Lake Albert, creating a more functional city through small changes like shade sails over playgrounds and pushing for a top-quality conference centre to be built in the centre of Wagga.
She said her group is looking to offer something new to the council chamber and at the heart of this is their major focus on offering viable solutions.
"We are a solutions-based group and we really want to not just listen to problems but also come to council with solutions," Mrs Davies said.
"We're not going to just talk about the state of the roads and how bad the potholes are, we're going to ask 'what are the solutions?'. That's really important to us, to not just whinge and complain."
In the lead up to this year's election, The Daily Advertiser has profiled the candidates looking to secure a spot on Wagga City Council.
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