BOOSTING business in Millicent has been the motivation for local resident Michael Gurney to seek a place on Wattle Range Council.
Nominations for the 11 vacancies in the four-yearly elections do not open until September but the 58-year-old joins Millicent business owner Nicolle Looby-McRostie in making their local government aspirations known well in advance.
Nearly all of his life has been spent living and working in Millicent and Mr Gurney believes more can be done to revitalise his hometown.
“Millicent is stuck in the past and we are losing shops,” Mr Gurney said.
“We need to get more shops open, get business to come