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Several of the region’s largest projects valued at over $500 million according to News Corp were led by Cameron Howe, with comments from Carrum MPs over the past decade remarking upon his integrity and leadership.

Patterson River trail. Photo: Chris Eastman

Since founding the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum in 2010, via this platform he has played an integral part in 30 causes, including the $523M Mordialloc Freeway, $9M Roy Dore Reserve redevelopment, $535,000 Patterson Lakes town centre mooring facilities, funding a Patterson River litter trap, footpath and accessibility upgrades, helping to save The Cove Hotel and addressing local crime issues. Most recently, Cameron was thanked by Chelsea Police for being instrumental in starting a Neighbourhood Watch group for Kingston’s south. Patterson Lakes Community Centre’s volunteer association (since dissolved) also thanked Cameron for his efforts in making representations to Council.

Cameron is confirmed by News Corp to have backed a further 40 initiatives, including efforts to duplicate the gridlocked Governor Rd and successfully fund redeveloping Bonbeach Primary School. He has recently been engaged by Bonbeach YCW to lead a campaign for a redevelopment at Scotch Parade. Cornish College Principal, Nicola Forrest said: “Cameron’s work is professional, persistent and of a nature that highlights advocacy and good will for others.”

Cameron is synonymous with the Patterson River area and a lifetime local. He is a patrolling lifesaver and local football club member, with an interest in the arts and media. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Business with majors in Management and Marketing, backed by diverse experience working with government, wholesalers, brands and media delivering outcomes.

He has no political party membership, funding or support and is a council candidate for Banksia ward. Below are more than 100 comments received as feedback endorsing Cameron’s character, including his community leadership and production.

Member for Carrum 2014 – present
“Congratulations on 10 years of the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum. This is a wonderful achievement and a credit to your hard work, integrity and commitment to making our local community a better place for everyone.”
Member for Carrum 2010 – 2014
“As founder of the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum, Cameron has been a great advocate for community projects and a supporter of community groups and local traders. He is a great communicator through various multi-media channels, including video and photography.”
Andrew “Pie” AdamsFormer councillor; Carrum Patterson Lakes Sporting Club“I would like to thank Cameron on behalf of the sporting clubs of the area that he has assisted with promotion and videos. Running a local sporting club is hard work and done by volunteers. They need all the help they can get, to encourage sponsorship and membership. Cameron’s work in the community, especially through the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum and crime page has been fantastic. Not only keeping the local community informed, but also being a voice for the community in both Council and crime related matters, I know his work is appreciated by the locals of our area.”
John RonkeFormer mayor and councillor of 19 years“Cameron has tremendous energy and knows his community well. He will make the perfect representative on Kingston council.”
Principal, Nicola ForrestCornish College“Cornish College has appreciated Cameron’s passionate advocacy for our local community. He has been tireless in his efforts to highlight and support issues that affect us all, particularly the new underpass under the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the proposed reconstruction of Riverend Road and building of the Riverend Road 2km Regional Loop. Cameron’s work is professional, persistent and of a nature that highlights advocacy and good will for others. His capacity and dedication to make a difference is commendable.”
Principal, Daniel DewPatterson River Secondary College“Cameron, through his work with the community and Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum, has been a great advocate and platform for our school to engage with the local community. Our dealings with Cameron have always been timely, honest and in the community’s best interest. He is committed to the local community and has been instrumental in gathering greater support for grass-root issues.”
Blaise NortheyLong Beach Tennis Club, Carrum“Cameron Howe is a champion of Carrum and Patterson Lakes. He cares, listens, advocates and communicates issues concerning our communities. Ten years of service for someone so young is a mighty achievement. We are very proud of you Cameron. He helped out the Long Beach Tennis Club by taking a keen interest in our development. Cameron checked in regularly to see how we were progressing and we will always be grateful for his support over many years. The return to the community is an improved facility to be enjoyed by all.”
Peter CasperszChelsea and District Basketball Association“Cameron has done an enormous amount of work and study for our association in the past 3 years. Through his help and expertise in council knowledge and media work, we have been able to progress in our fight for more courts. I could not have had the contacts nor the energy to continue this push if not for Cameron’s assistance, and I have been impressed with his eye for perfection when it comes to his media work; in addition to his ability to get information for our project that I have not been privy to in the past. I personally congratulate Cameron on his work for us, but also the amount of work he puts into the local community, and I know so many that are also in appreciation for all he has done.” Discussions with schools and the council on potential sites have occurred.
Andrea SfarleaFormer Bonbeach Primary School Councillor“Cameron helped our [Bonbeach] school community get the ‘help is needed now’ message out and subsequently helped us receive the government funds we desperately needed. The joint efforts of everyone involved translated into a whole school and preschool rebuild, exceeding our best hopes.” “Cameron cares about the people in our community and is tirelessly working towards helping others for the greater good. The amount of community support Cameron has shown in the past three years is outstanding. We are better off because he is so invested and active in helping others.”
Jade Holi and Amy Le-DowlingBonbeach Farmers Market; Growing Green Thumbs“Cameron’s involvement with Bonbeach Farmers Market and Growing Green Thumbs make him an asset to our community, and we are thrilled to have his video media showcase our community spirit. His creativity and skilled professionalism is always appreciated.”
Nino Cuciniello Ercolano“Would like to say thank you to Cameron for his tireless efforts in maintaining our local community Facebook page. This has given our family business Ercolano in Harbour Plaza a great opportunity to connect with our customers. The boat moorings in the lake opposite our outside dining area, is a fantastic draw card weather and COVID restrictions permitting for our locals to cruise down and enjoy all the eateries in Harbour Plaza. We really admire the time and effort Cameron has put into giving us traders a much-needed shout out during these challenging times, his diligent use of social media has assisted us all with a urgently required boost and bringing attention to all the small business in Patterson Lakes. Cameron’s efforts in driving works for the Mordialloc Freeway will also benefit this region moving, bringing in more people to enjoy our suburban water playground. Hopefully, Kingston Council and the local bayside residents will appreciate having a young focused person on there team. I personally support the creation of a local Traders Association, Cameron, and myself both share the view that having a local member on our team in council would truly help getting things done in all of 3197 area.”
Trish CarrollPatterson Lakes Community Centre“Cameron, thank you for all you do to advocate for our community and keep us informed. We are a stronger and better community because of all your commitment and hard work.” “Thanks for your leadership Cameron.” Note: the volunteer association operating the centre has been dissolved.
Cam LesliePatterson Lakes Community Centre“Cam is clearly a champion of the community. He was very generous with his time and advice for the Patterson Lakes Community Centre to bounce ideas off and offer community view points. Cam clearly has a passion for great community outcomes that permeates throughout his conversations and actions. He was available, supportive and a passionate community advocate in all of our dealings.  Our community relies on so few to step up to do so much. People like Cam who are proactive agents of change that advocate so strongly for great community outcomes is highly commendable.” Note: the volunteer association operating the centre has been dissolved.
Franz GrasserFishing industry spokesman“Unlike many others he has always shown empathy to the fact that the community is heavily based and engaged in boating and fishing. If Cameron’s attitude were better reflected by our politicians and bureaucrats we would achieve more equitable outcomes for public policy in the area. His ability to communicate is also a highlight that contributes to effective public policy for the area.”
Deanne SemmensCoast Guard Carrum“Cameron has always been a large supporter of Carrum Volunteer Coast Guard, and over many years has been very helpful with the publicity of our events, such as our volunteer recruitment drives and annual Around the River Fun Run. Some of the projects he has been involved in are the upgraded Inner Harbour mooring facilities and requests for clearer maritime beach signage. He is constantly supporting Carrum Volunteer Coast Guard, as we strive for maritime safety for all waterway users in the local area. The Carrum Community is definitely a big winner with a constituent like Cameron Howe in it. Safety by all means.”
Hamish MitchellMitchell Torre Real Estate, Patterson Lakes“Cameron is a huge asset to the local area – for 10 years now he’s been an advocate and a voice for his community, putting in endless amounts of time and energy to ensure the local voice is heard. A lot of people will share their ideals online and do little to back them up – Cameron puts action to his words and has helped achieve and create some highly critical local foundations, including Neighbourhood watch and the Carrum & Patterson Lakes Forum. We have been delighted to be associated with Cameron and be given the opportunity to support his causes as he goes along, knowing he gets things done on behalf of his local supporters. Keep up the great work!”
David TarantoHarbour Plaza, Patterson Lakes“Cameron Howe has established strong bonds in and is committed to always improving our local community on many levels, in the process he has also demonstrated and proven to be supportive and respectful of people’s views. Cameron is very approachable and always does his best to address and make positive contributions and changes to our community. Often some of these can be challenging and don’t happen overnight. One such example is his contribution to the Patterson Lakes Public Jetty – Inner Harbour. We sincerely thank Cameron for his tireless efforts in attending the countless meetings with local community stakeholders and Government authorities and their representatives, to make this happen. We admire and are very grateful for Cameron’s ongoing selfless dedication and motivation in improving our local and broader community.”
Jerome GuzzoPatterson River Runners“Cameron is a big supporter of community initiatives proven by his involvement with Patterson River Runners. Patterson River Runners is an ever-growing group of like-minded locals who have come together to support each other in our running goals, while promoting a fun, positive and healthy lifestyle. Cameron has been involved since the very beginning. An active participant in regular weekly runs, a promoter of our concept through his own social media channels and a good soundboard when it comes to community engagement. A true community leader!”
Mike CreedMentone Pony Club, Patterson Lakes“Thank you for your interest and support of Mentone Pony Club in our campaign to provide a bridge to join the two halves of our grounds in Patterson Lakes. This will be a major improvement to the safety of our members. I am always impressed by the enthusiasm and care that you provide. Your follow up to issues is much appreciated.”
Kevin PoulterSave Kingswood Group “After a time in PR, I’m really impressed with some of your activities. Any tips you can give us to get the message to people and councillors would be appreciated.”
Lynette and Trevor HoganLaunchingway Pty Ltd, Patterson River Boat Ramp “Cameron’s professionalism and commitment to the local community is second to none. His coverage of all local news and events and keeping everyone informed of what is happening via his social media make him an asset to the local community. Cameron’s involvement to our community is invaluable in particular for our annual Mates Day on the Bay. Keep up the good work Cameron!”
Kylie Armstrong and Marinette DamesBeach Bar @ Carrum“The staff at Beach Bar @ Carrum would like to thank you for the wonderful work you do for the Carrum community. Keep up the great work, we need people like you in our community.”
Kosta and George GerakisCarrum Station Charcoal Chicken“Thank you for being an integral part of our community. A passionate and driven individual striving to make positive changes for the locals. Cameron always comes in with a smile on his face when ordering his favourite Greek chicken souvlaki and loves to have a good chat.”
Chad HenryAspendale Life Saving Club“Cameron is a committed member of the Kingston community, recently Cameron assisted with a very well documented video production for the redevelopment of the Aspendale Lifesaving Club. Cameron has an admirable passion for the local area and the people in it he has contributed to many community projects and recently joined the Aspendale Lifesaving Club as a patrolling member. His dedication to help is an insight into his very kind and caring personality.”
Ben RooksCarrum Surf Life Saving Club “Cameron has, for many years, been a great supporter of the Carrum Surf Life Saving Club – helping promote the club and communicate our local water safety messages through the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum. Not one to stand back and watch, Cameron also joined the club, trained to gain his Bronze Medallion and was a patrolling surf lifesaver at Carrum beach.” NB: Cameron now patrols at Aspendale.
Anthony MoffattPatterson Lakes Quiet Lakes Owners Residents Association “Cameron Howe has been instrumental in communicating with Melbourne Water, involving councillor Tamsin Bearsley and inviting Emily Rice, Channel 9 Medical Reporter to review and report on the Toxic Water Quality in Lake Carramar. As a result Melbourne Water is now investigating a flow through solution for Lake Carramar, as has been successfully adopted in the adjoining lakes Illawong and Legana.”
Alison YatesPatterson Lakes Quiet Lakes Owners Residents Association “Cameron Howe has been an advocate for the community for several years. I first became aware of his work through a local issue and have been impressed by his determination to hold the various authorities to account. Cameron’s forensic investigation of the facts of an issue and his work to prosecute those issues and protect the amenity of Carrum, often at some personal risk, have been of great benefit to residents, many of whom would be unaware of an issue which had the potential to adversely affect the character and amenity of the their neighbourhood.”
Ian ClarkMelbourne Cable Park“Keep up the great efforts Cameron Howe – a great voice for local issues.”
Vanessa MirandaThe Miranda Foundation; Miranda Accounting Services“Cameron is a wonderful campaigner for the locals in our area. He is passionate about relevant social and economic issues to our community and his empathy and understanding is paramount to his clear communication and building rapport with the residents. He uses his connections and contacts to better our community environment and promote local issues. We value Cameron’s support with our local fundraiser, the Biggest Playdate supporting Monash Children’s Cancer Centre and we can clearly attest that his morals and values are in line with our community in general and as a whole. Thank you Cameron for all your support and hard work.”
Marilyn RidleyDragons Abreast Patterson Lakes Pink Lotus “Cameron has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the local community and community clubs in particular. When our Pink Lotus Dragon Boat Paddling Club was forming in 2017, Cameron willingly came along to take photos and videos of our paddling sessions, to promote our breast cancer support group. The publicity Cameron provided was invaluable in introducing our club to the local and wider community. He is always approachable and encouraging, making him a great asset to the community!”
Mark BollenCarrum Patterson Lakes Football Netball Club“I have had the pleasure of working with Cameron, personally and professionally for a few years now, who having led various community and charity causes is a genuine community leader. Cameron through his media business has supported our club immensely with marketing, filming and photography, which has greatly lifted and enhanced our club’s profile. Cameron is an absolute asset to Carrum, Patterson Lakes and the surrounding area. I look forward to working closely with Cameron on club and local community initiatives in the future.” NB: Cameron is a sponsoring partner and member of the club.
Rohan BleekerCarrum Patterson Lakes Football Netball Club“Your proactivity and enthusiasm has fast tracked the development of where the club wants to get to off of the field. I already appreciate how proactive you have been. We need that enthusiasm.”
Mitchell DickerCarrum Patterson Lakes Football Netball Club “Cam has been a massive asset for us since joining the club. His positive and energetic vibe has been really infectious to everyone at the club. The impact he has made in such a short time has been remarkable and we couldn’t thank him enough!”
Gryphy MaceyThe Bay Hotel, Mordialloc“Thank you Cameron for supporting the local community and local business like The Bay Mordialloc. Your hard work and professionalism are really appreciated!”
Farid ‘Freddie’ MansourFreddies Kitchen, Carrum“I have known Cameron Howe for a long time. Cameron, I would like to thank you for all your community achievements, you have been a great asset to the community. Passionate about the community’s interests, I have enjoyed all my dealings with you, as you always deliver what you can. Cameron, keep up that great work and thank you again.”
Tony FirmanAspendale Gardens Residents Association “Cameron is a genuine leader with integrity and tenacity, who played a key role in delivering funding for the Mordialloc Freeway. Aspendale Gardens Residents Association with his support will now see this intergenerational project built after decades of talk without action. Cameron is approachable and a valued member of the community.”
Emma GierschickWhite Ribbon advocate; Kingston Woman of the Year 2019; Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence 2018“I’ve known Cameron professionally over several years and have always found him to be honest, hardworking, integral and genuine. He has a strong sense of social justice and consistently uses his skills, networks and inner drive to effectively make the local environment and community a better, safer place. He’s normally one of the first people to put his hand up to help out or volunteer. The Kingston community is a better place because of Cameron’s presence.”
Dianne Balestrat (Fromholtz)Former world no. 4 tennis and Australian Hall of Fame superstar; Long Beach Tennis Club coach“Cameron has rallied on behalf of Long Beach Tennis Club in regards to events and especially our club redevelopment project, for our club courts and clubhouse facilities in Roy Dore Reserve, Carrum. His  depth of knowledge and building of social focus are exceptional. Cameron’s efforts have and continue to be very much appreciated.“
Carmel TorcasioKingston South Neighbourhood Watch“In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, Cameron found the time to help set up the Kingston South Neighbourhood Watch. Cameron is well-known for his contribution in advocating for locals and overseeing funding for community projects, as well as being the founder of the highly popular Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum on Facebook. No matter how busy he is, Cameron is always happy to support the locals, give great marketing advice in addition to taking the most extraordinary photographs of this beautiful area we live in.”
Belinda BridgerKingston South Neighbourhood Watch“Cameron is an amazing asset to our community, he shows true care and passion on a wide range of local issues. He gives me a great sense of confidence knowing he will always act with the best interests of our community, we are forever grateful.”
Roger LoweCarrum Sailing and Motor Boat Club“Cameron’s empathy towards and commitment to helping us fight for approval to build a new clubhouse is appreciated.”
Dale McClellandVSF Charters“It takes more than just a passion to develop a formidable community action group, it takes leadership and the foresight to see the outcome desired and formulate a cohesive plan to achieve that outcome. Hats off to you young man.”
Andrea Greenwood
“Cameron has admirable qualities as demonstrated by being a trusted leader in our local community. Personally, I have seen Cameron at the food-bank service, Pantry 5000 mingling with local residents and promoting this much needed service. He has worked tirelessly on a number of crucial and critical issues, including preventing overdevelopment in our area. Cameron is always ready and willing to take on a challenge, listen to the people, inform others and ultimately protect our local community for the good of all. He has an admirable love for and devotion to our community in addition to a desire for the rights of all residents to be respected.”
Melody Benton
“Your community sprit and never ending energy is simple amazing. You never shy away from what is needed for the greater people. Thank you so much for always getting the hard jobs done.” “Cameron. You seem to be really a power house for our people down here. Well done.”
Allan Williams
“Well done Cameron – as Alan Jones said yesterday – there is still business to be done – so don’t you go and retire! Keep up the great work!”
Andrea Kemp
“Cam thank you for always being there for the constituents and the community. Your spirit and advocacy to ensure the best for the area is always foremost and you do it with such diplomacy. You always work really hard and don’t give up and make sure that any community problem seeks a resolution. A true advocate and a just a bloody good person. Thank you.” “Thank you for all your hard work and commitment Cam. You work hard for all the locals, to keep us informed and keep the powers that be, be honest. You are an awesome leader.” “Great job Cameron , you are the type of person we need to be representing us at Council and I hope you will be running and that we can support you!” 
Pam Evans
“Great work – Cameron for PM.”
Lisa Ellis
“It so great that you keep us all updated on community projects and issues!” “Cameron has a strong social and community justice and fights passionately for community causes.”
Helen Ruhsman
“Good on you Cameron, you are an amazing member of the community.” “Great work – think we may need to name a bridge after you.”
Dorinda and Greg Mercier
“My husband and I have worked alongside Cameron on local community projects. Cameron has such a passion for what he believes in. He is such an incredible asset to our local community. He stands up for what is right over wrong and does not leave a stone unturned. Cameron’s fight for making sure that things are done correctly is amazing. We need more young people like him to care for our community and to make the wrongs right.”
Corey Baker
“Without Cameron Howe’s assistance, obtaining funding for after-hours lights at Chelsea Skate Park would have been a nightmare! He was just as persistent as he was passionate about supporting the campaign like a true team player! He didn’t just helped with awareness, but also pushed me to come up with original ideas that would truly benefit the case, including obtaining support from Chelsea Police and putting me in direct contact with council members to help! I would gladly ask Cameron to help with any local issue.”
Madeleine Collard
“We are lucky to have you.”
Judi Gardiner
“Thanks Cam, its success is primarily due to your tireless efforts and your pride in our community, it’s amenity and environment. You have made an outstanding contribution to the community that’s much appreciated.” “Thanks Cameron for leading the charge!”
Joe Oliveri
“Thank you Cameron Howe for your endless work towards our community. We are lucky to have you to represent us and your work will not be forgotten.” “You’re doing a fantastic job mate and the community is 100% behind you.” “A big thank you to Cameron Howe who has made this community such a better place. The amount of work and research he has put in has made such a difference and made our place Patterson Lakes such a better place to live in. Keep up the fantastic work you are doing.”
Garry James
“Excellent work Cameron, thanks for your continued efforts with this.”
Vanda Kalaitzakis
“Thank you a Cameron much appreciate your tireless effort.”
Georgie Rider
“Your tireless effort has been appreciated, thank you Cameron.” “Thanks Cameron and team of concerned residents in our community.” “Very grateful for your hard work Cameron.”
Dinah Makary
“Thanks Cam for your tireless persistence and help for the whole community. It’s fantastic news.”
Kerry Ponchard
“Great work Cameron Howe.” “Thank you for all you do for our community.”
Wendy Henkel
“Cameron is a genuine leader with integrity who puts the community first. This is something I recognised when working with him to save our local hotel and preserve amenity. It’s a pleasure to know and work with him.”
Karen Fritze
“What a wonderful, genuine advocate Cameron is for the Carrum Patterson Lakes Community, he works tirelessly on so many issues to achieve the best outcome for the locals. We are so fortunate to have Cameron, who is a passionate supporter and promoter of local businesses.”
Matthew Skeggs
“Good work Cameron Howe.”
Shaun Mulcahy
“Thanks heaps, love your work.”
Michael Aveson
“I really love your interaction with our community, I think it’s awesome that you’re so involved, and also to maybe get some advice about how to leverage some engagement for me and my new business in the area.”
Vicki Smallwood
”Wow! Well done for making them listen to the community Cameron Howe!”
Narelle Legg
“Thanks for your continued efforts on this Cameron.”
Jess Scarlett
“I’d like to thank Cameron Howe for his contributions to our local community on lots of levels. I first met Cameron when I started the Carrum Sustainable Festival. He gave me incredible inspiration and a soundboard to throw my ideas onto. He had a great level headed contribution to my concept, allowing me to create a festival based on his local knowledge. He helped me all the way through many challenges and through his own experiences, he was able to help shape my vision for a festival. Not only did he have passion for his local environment, he also informed me of local environmental concerns, which was an amazing contribution to our sustainable event. He guided us through media releases and created a beautiful piece to help advertise the festival. We found lots of hurdles but he wrote stories to gain local interest that were clear and honest in the context of our environment. He is an awesome, inspirational personality of Carrum and constant delight in trying to seek justice in a very unique, empathetic way through his social media, photography and journalism.”
Treacey Russell
“Great result Cameron Howe and team.”
Pauline Reed
“You have done an excellent job within the community keeping everyone informed and fighting to reduce overdevelopment in the area. Without your commitment who knows what other eyesores would spring up unchallenged. A huge thank you for your work.” “Cameron has worked tirelessly within the local community to gain improved facilities for our local sports clubs to fighting overdevelopment in an area we all love and so much more. Don’t you ever leave the area Cameron we need your leadership.”
Peter Hart
“Great work Cameron.” “Well done Cameron and team. 👏👏👏”
Justin Bridger
“Cameron has a wonderful community spirit and energy but more importantly acts with genuine interest and empathy. He is a great voice on our local issues and is at the forefront in getting the best outcomes for our community as a whole.”
Connie Mah
“Wow, thanks so much Cameron for such a comprehensive response. 💕🙏❤️ Your work never ceases to amaze me. You’re a genius!😃🌟🏆 Thank you so much, on behalf of my friends & families.”
Nick Hughes
“Great work Cameron.”
Samantha Perez
“Cameron really knows the community he lives in & is passionate about his work. Always great to read his up to date articles on what is going on right on our doorstep & his photos capture the moments. Love your work!”
Wendy Walker
“Brilliant job! Such a great result.”
Luke Hildred
“Your community work is amazing and you do so much to support the Carrum and Patterson Lakes communities which is one of the reasons why people fall in love with the place.”
Sharon Price
“Great Work!! Thanku Cameron.”
Elaine Harrison
“Well done and thank you for a great outcome.”
Kerry Saunders
“Well done and thank you very much for all your efforts.”
Corrine Weber
“When an issue arises within our community, people seek Cameron’s guidance and assistance. Cameron is a very active member of the Patterson Lakes and wider area community, through his involvement in local running clubs in addition to chairing the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum. In response to growing concerns regarding crime, Cameron arranged a public meeting with members of the Chelsea Police Station, enabling the community to ask questions and solutions to be discussed. This was a successful meeting, connecting the local police and the community and more meetings of this type are to be arranged in the future. Having worked with Cameron as part of a larger group on a community issue, I observed him chairing meetings, delegating tasks, carrying out research and contacting council and other government authorities as required.”
Bev Lippe
“Awesome job.”
Jane Syme
“Well done!! Great outcome.”
Kerry Wellington
“Appreciate all that you do.”
Deborah Williams
“Well done!! Great outcome.”
Janet Woodcock
“Thank you Cameron for your work in making this area into a community. Your enthusiasm and creativity are an asset to our area. Your tireless work for our community groups has shown your leadership qualities.”
Anita Stuart
“Fantastic work thank you.”
Tara Broderick
“Cameron is a man of action with integrity, who assisted with funding footpath upgrades improving accessibility to Cornish College and who is now working with Bonbeach YCW to realise their vision. Cam is a strong community leader with empathy.”
Heather Smith
“Cameron Howe is the passionate voice for community issues of Carrum and Patterson Lakes. He gets the job done and obtains outstanding results. We are very grateful for his professional, persistent, caring, knowledge and quick response to community issues. Cameron, Congratulations on 10 years of outstanding achievements – You are an awesome representative of our community”
Miranda Muller
“What a great result 😊Thanks Cameron for all your work on this! So very appreciated!”
Maree Smyth
“Thank you all so much for your time and affect. Greatly appreciated.”
Rik Price
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Cameron through life saving and local crime initiatives, including helping him organise and run a ‘community crime talk’ initiative. Cameron is very hard-working and passionate advocate for our community. He maintains a broad view across many community issues and initiatives; and does an amazing job networking with, leading and supporting other community members in working toward their combined positive goals and outcomes.”
Jeanette Shone
“Keep up the great work.”
Tim Wraight
“Cameron for mayor. Amazing.” “You are such a legend – massive community work and investment of your time.”
Bec Swinton
“Thanks for keeping up the fight.”
Serge Kraskov
“Well done mate.”
Amanda Llewellyn
“I have known Cameron Howe for approximately 10 years. In this time Cameron has been instrumental in generating significant, positive outcomes for the entire community of Patterson Lakes and Carrum. Via the media Cameron intervened with the toxic levels of blue green algae at Lake Carramar, which is still an ongoing issue but without Cameron, most neighbours would have not had representation. Cameron has also been involved with highlighting issues, including high rise overdevelopment and major road infrastructure improvements through his media network. Cameron is a genuine community leader with integrity and I wholeheartedly support him and his future endeavours.”
Fiona Tellesson
“Cameron Howe has been working collaboratively with Eel Race Road Community Group and during that time we have been able to support him in several campaigns of importance to our local community. Our community needs more people like Cameron. Congratulations 🎉 on your ten years of service to the local communities.”
Jenny Philipp
“Cameron is such an impressive young man. His selfless dedication to the community is incomparable. For over ten years he has led the way in advocating for a better community; rallying people to improve infrastructure, fight corruption and improve quality of life. He has achieved so much in a short time. Thank you Cameron!”
Marion Lester
“Cam is passionate about our local community. He shares his knowledge freely and can advise you of the correct procedure if you have an EPA or other neighbourhood problem. If you don’t know how or where to report the issue he recommends the most appropriate department or agency to contact. Cam always finds the time to respond to residents concerns. He is genuinely interested in helping.”
Vivienne Daniells
“Great work Cameron! Thank you.”
Caiti Jankovic
“Such great news!! Well done Cameron.”
Lynette Lee
“Thank goodness all the hard work wasn’t in vain. Thanks Cameron 😀”
Mark Playsted
“Great effort.”
Peter MacHugh
“The communities of Carrum and Patterson Lakes are very fortunate to have Cameron Howe as a fellow resident. Cameron founded the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum 10 years ago and the community is richer and better informed about local news, events and issues through this medium. Cameron is a champion advocate for the best interests of the local community. I came to know Cameron through his effective co-ordination of like-minded residents around development of the marina precinct. I have found Cameron to be passionate, ethical, hard working, democratic, persistent and a superb communicator. He has achieved a great deal as a relatively young man. I am pleased to call him my friend and even more pleased that my friend works so selflessly and tirelessly for the local area that we all live in and love. Well done on 10 years of bringing our neighbourhoods together with the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum.”
Rowena Thomasson
“Excellent work Cameron. You do a great job for the local community.”
Natalie Roberts
“Cameron Howe as a strong leader – has a steadfast interest in all things local to broader community. Cameron has a talent and passion for being a positive collective voice, advocating on a range of issues including the arts, environmental causes (i.e. litter trap implementation) and recreational pursuits (i.e. life saving, skateboarding, Chelsea Bicentennial parkrun) to name a few. Cameron’s commitment to social justice issues, both at an individual and community level has been unwavering over the three years I have known him. Cameron’s local knowledge and familiarity with local and state government agencies and services within sand-belt suburbs makes him a first go to for advice and advocacy, which has made him a champion for positive change or to voice concerns via community awareness and public discussion. Cameron’s passion for individuals and his community can be seen in his paintings, photography, articles, social media presence and his sporting endeavours ~ Cameron has the local community’s best interest in the fore always – the outcomes of which stand as testament to this.”
Sonya Lehmann
“Hi Cameron, I just wanted to thank you for your persistence and the hard work you’ve put in.”
Josh Tempany
“Love the work that you’re doing for our local area. Need more guys like you creating more local awareness like you do.”
Paula McCarthy
“Cam love your work.”
Sarah Nicholls
“Legend – thanks so much.”
Giuseppe Rollo
“I’ve met Cameron through his proactive involvement in local activities. He is involved in so many local initiatives from the freeway improvements, hosting police and neighbourhood watch meetings, supporting the local coast guard and life saving clubs to name only a few. Cameron is a selfless and hard-working asset to our Patterson Lakes community.”
Brendan Snart
“Thanks Cameron. Keep up the good work.”
Jan Cursaro
“Thanks for all your efforts👏🤗”
Larry Reed
“Cameron you have done an amazing job for the community. Advocating against inappropriate development and for environmental issues. You have been doing in your own time what we would hope our local council representative would do. Thank you for all you are doing.”
Dennis Cooke
“Thank you for all your efforts supporting our community.”
Louise Dannals
“Thank you for your continuing concern.”
Lisa Ballis
“Thank you Cameron Howe for representing us.”

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