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Authorised by Tracy Dobie, 151A Palmerin St, Warwick; Candidate for Mayor Southern Downs Regional Council

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE – our amazing rural landscapes and the outstanding lifestyle we enjoy.   It is why I choose to live here.  It is why I stood for Mayor in 2016.


I HAVE A STRONG VISION for the Southern Downs - already we are working together to build a new economy with more industries and more jobs that will ensure our region grows, prospers, connects and sustains into the future.


I HAVE DONE WHAT I SAID I WOULD DO - I will continue to do what I say by working hard to make this vision a reality; by building on the past, making decisions now while charting a clear and prosperous future for our community.




  • to Drive the Water Security Agenda so that we have increased water storage or additional water allocations across our region.

  • to Keep Rates, Fees and Charges as Low as Possible so that we are an affordable place to live, while delivering effective and efficient Council facilities and services.

  • to Promote Our Region nationally and internationally as a key destination to live, work, visit and invest.

  • to Build our Economy with more industries and more jobs on the expanded Warwick and Stanthorpe industrial areas, projects that generate employment in all our communities as well as Allora, Killarney, Leyburn, Wallangarra; building infrastructure to encourage art, music and cultural events.

  • to Support our Rural Sector - a prime contributor to the local and national economy: by allocating additional funding for rural roads, delivering rainwater tank rebates for rural residents, making sure that our saleyards meet the needs of primary producers; continuing to lobby State and Federal governments for support for farmers in drought-response and recovery measures.

  • to Care for our Community by increasing the Council $1M annual investment in community groups and endeavours by fostering art, culture and creativity; by supporting volunteers; pursuing opportunities to celebrate cultural diversity and welcoming new citizens into our communities.




  • Develop our Youth by supporting and funding local initiatives proposed by the Youth Council to improve and enhance liveability for our young people.

  • Continue to Lobby State and Federal government for funding and commitment to improve roads, rail and public transport infrastructure.

  • Deliver Environmental Sustainability by actioning the Sustainability Plan.

  • Grow our economy by encouraging new and existing industry to generate more local jobs.