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Steve is a third-generation travelling showman and is a member of the Showman's Guild of Australasia and the Victorian Showman's Guild. He grew up working at regional shows the length and breadth of Australia and attended boarding school at Red Bend College in Forbes to complete his secondary schooling. Steve spent many years fighting in a travelling boxing tent owned by his grandfather Roy Bell. Steve chose Forbes to settle and raise his family, where he supplies equipment to local events and shows across regional NSW, ACT and the Northern Territory.  

Steve was elected to Forbes Shire Council in 2016 and re-elected in 2021. He is passionate about the progress of regional NSW and creating an economically prosperous, family-friendly and safe environment for families to live in. He believes in creating opportunities for industry and employment and ensuring our communities have adequate education, and health and recreational facilities to support a healthy lifestyle.  

After working in remote communities, Steve has a keen interest in the issues affecting Indigenous people and lower socio-economic families including housing affordability and availability of social housing, as well as the cost of living for all residents.  

Steve seeks to prioritise improved freight networks across the electorate, as well as adequate water infrastructure in preparation for future drought and flood. This includes the Wyangala Dam Wall Raising Project and floodproofing of the Newell Highway.  



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