From the Mayor

Working towards a well informed region, I’ll keep you up to date.

Rachel Chambers

Rachel Chambers

Mayor

Councillor Rachel Chambers brings a positive and enthusiastic  approach to the North Burnett. Rachel is well skilled in business and education and passionate about people.

Committed to leading a proactive council she is excited about the opportunity to encourage the people of the region and the region itself to reach their full potential.

Rachel welcomes any suggestions, advice, complaints and ideas from the public as she is your voice and works for you.

 

The Mayor’s Blog

The Struggle for Surplus in Regional Queensland

Mayor's Desk - 5 October 2017 You may remember a few months ago I wrote about attending a parliamentary hearing about forecasting long term sustainability of local government. Our attendance at this hearing came about after a Queensland Audit Office report found that...

Council update for 21-09-17

Mayor's Desk - 21 September 2017 Deputy Mayor Cr Faye Whelan   Rachel is taking a well deserved break this week to spend time with her family and recharge after 18 months in office. The election seems a distant memory but time does not stand still and many...

Council’s focus on Asset Management

Mayor’s Desk – 7 September 2017 Many times I have heard, if only government was run like a business, things would be different. I absolutely agree, things would be, but unfortunately because of the inherent differences between the functions of government and the...

Councillors continue to advocate for the region…

Mayor's Desk - 24 August 2017 When balancing any budget there are only two options spend less or earn more, and council budgets are no different. As I’ve stated previously this council has very limited opportunity to increase our own source income. We are very aware...

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 there and...

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 to...

Budget inline with 2017 – 2022 Corporate Plan

Mayor's desk, 13 July 2017 On 5 July 2017, North Burnett Regional Council adopted its 10th Budget inline with the recently adopted 2017 -2022 Corporate Plan which will provide guidance for this term of Council. This budget has moved away from previous assumptions and...

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 (don’t...

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 purpose was to...

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