Consultation Review

Mayor’s Desk – 10 August 2017 When I first put up my hand to be elected I had someone who had long been in the game give me some advice. They advised me to never apologise as it would indicate weakness. Apparently it’s not what politicians do. I told them...

Overcoming obstacles for future growth

June 15, 2017 It’s been just two days since the State released their budget. For the North Burnett there was nothing earth shattering in there but we will continue to work on this into the future.  It’s interesting to note however that out of all the money the State...

Inspirational Youth of the North Burnett

Mayor’s desk, 27 July 2017 On Monday I had the distinct pleasure to attend our first Youth Forum where student leaders from Gayndah, Mundubbera and Eidsvold met to discuss their needs, hopes and desires for their future in the North Burnett. Firstly I just need...

Our unique challenges

Mayor’s desk, 29 June 2017 It’s local government budget time. The time of year when we all release our annual budget, our focus areas and of course our rate rise. I say rate rise as I can’t ever envision a time they won’t go up. Everything goes up, electricity...

Finding New Ways

Mayor’s Desk, 1 June 2017 A couple of weeks ago I attended and presented at the first “unpacking innovation” event held by Logan City Council. This event had representatives from all levels of government, business and industry representatives and its...

Have your say – Council’s Corporate Plan

Given my love of quotes, the theme of todays Mayors desk is based around Benjamin Franklin wise words “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Every 5 years council must, by law, release a corporate plan. This plan is to explain the vision of...

Dry Times…

Mayors Desk – 9 March 2017 It will come as no surprise to any of us that we have just experienced one of the hottest summers on record. Our first 40 degree day happened in mid November and the heat relentlessly continued until very recently. This heat combined...

Famil Tours

Mayor’s Desk – 23 February 2017 As I write this weeks mayor’s desk I’m sitting on a bus returning from our second successful Famil tour. Famil tours are a council initiative where bus loads (there were two today) of people interested in tourism from all...

Stronger together

Mayor’s Desk – 9 February 2017 People have often asked me if I have a favourite town, and are bewildered, if not even a little distrusting, when I tell them I don’t. Yet it is the truth. I was trying to explain to someone the other day how I see the region...