"THERE is more to be done", this was the answer given by Great Lakes councillor Len Roberts when asked why he would be standing again in the upcoming local government elections.
Cr Roberts has served in the Great Lakes community for the past 12 years and prior to that he was part of Blacktown Council.
He originally moved to Tea Gardens to retire from his council duties but ended up becoming a spokesman for improving Tea Gardens swimming pool.
"Someone said why don't you put your money where your mouth is and run for council," he said.
There was recent controversy about how his short-term teaching stint in China effected his duties but Cr Roberts said he was still available to discuss issues online.
"Whilst I was in China people were seeking advise and views through email when they weren't getting the answers from other councillors," he said.
Cr Roberts said while his job required him to consider the Great Lakes as a whole it was easy to be extra passionate about issues directly affecting the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest area. "You have to consider all positions of merit but you do live in the area and you do have the opinion and feeling that is generally the opinion and feeling of most residents," he said.
Cr Roberts said if he was elected for the next term he would throw his weight behind current mayor Cr Jan McWilliams to serve again.