I am proud to call the Southern Downs home. This is where I was born and raised; where I choose to live and, as Mayor, to follow my passion to serve and celebrate the unique communities that make up the fabric of our region.
At the heart of it all is community. Our residents, young and old, are my motivation; my focus, their immediate needs and what we need to achieve for the future.
Central to this is water security. I will get the important things done; make the hard decisions now and for the future: put water security front and centre of the agenda for our region. I will not put this off as previous Councils have done. We have paid a dreadful price for lack of water security and it will not happen again.
We will come out of this drought stronger. The heart and soul of the Southern Downs will endure and be enhanced by the experiences we’ve shared; we will chart an exciting future for each of our communities as we build opportunities for current and future generations.
I give you integrity, energy and commitment. I will lead your Council to a shared vision for a place where we engage with each other, where we build on our attributes and aspirations, and where we welcome visitors. I will continue to deliver; I will continue to be pro-active in seeking funding and exploring opportunities to develop an ever more diverse economy.