Mayor too keen on job to give it away
A MEETING between Mayor Don Waugh and Chinese delegates spurred the mayor to take back his office.
“Now I am feeling like I am back in the saddle with all the help I need to come back and get into it again,” Cr Waugh said.
Cr Waugh told the Central and North Burnett Times this week that he was not going to run any marathons, but he was feeling well enough to do the job he was elected to do after open-heart surgery in September.
“I went to Parliament House last week to have a lunch meeting with a delegation from China,” Cr Waugh said.
“I have been looking forward to this opportunity to sit down with the minister and heads of government for two years,” he said.
The lunch-time meeting was about trade and development that can affect the region’s future.
The Chinese are looking for every opportunity now that the barriers are coming down, and it could be an opportunity for trade with the North Burnett region.
“After this meeting and the trip down to Brisbane and back, I decided that I could return to work without overdoing it, of course,” he said.
“My doctors have said to listen to my body and if things aren’t right, just knock off and rest.”
Cr Waugh said he felt he had a job to do and couldn’t stay away.
DON IS BACK: Mayor Don Waugh steps out, feeling fine, to go back to work before Christmas.