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

Your Council wants more for the North Burnett

Mayor’s Desk – 30 November 2017 As someone who has never been particularly interested in politics until the last 4/5 years (much to my mother’s disgust and perhaps to some of your surprise) I have spent many an election night wishing a good movie was on instead of the...

A bright future for the North Burnett

Mayor’s Desk –16 November 2017 Well, it’s been swift hasn’t it? This is my last Mayors desk before the election result and I suppose we can be thankful that it’s almost over. I don’t mean to sound harsh towards the whole election thing, it’s an integral part of our...

Food, Glorious Food – 10 Point Advocacy Plan

  Council has created a campaign to ensure the next Queensland Government is aware of the economic profile that the North Burnett has in regards to future food production, as well as presenting the challenges local communities face. Let's start putting...

How do we elect decision makers?

Mayor's Desk - 2 November 2017 I’m going to make a controversial statement here....are you ready? The majority of Australians do not have trust or confidence in government. Ok, so it wasn’t that controversial was it? Any quick read of a newspaper, scan of social media...

Have you read Council’s Annual Report?

Mayor's Desk - 19 October 2017 One of the five principles of local government is transparency. On occasion, council has been blamed for the lack of transparency however in my opinion it may not be the lack of information readily available but the inability to find the...

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...

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