Lobegeier seeks bal­ance, fo­cus on roads

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

What are you most proud of achiev­ing over the past year?

Achiev­ing a for­ward works plan on road work and in the main stick­ing to it. And also pub­lish­ing this for­ward pro­gram on­line to the com­mu­nity.

How do you feel the past 12 months have gone?

In the main it has been pro­duc­tive. Af­ter ev­ery elec­tion Coun­cil goes through ‘re­new’, or I call it that, and you mark time as you set the new path for­ward. This coun­cil has moved for­ward well. What were your big­gest chal­lenges faced dur­ing your first year in coun­cil? Both pro­fes­sion­ally and per­son­ally?

The same chal­lenges are there and have not changed for nine years and be­fore that. Lots to do with re­duc­ing fund­ing with grater pres­sure on rates and the bal­ance that has to be achieved to de­liver the best you can with the re­sources you have and tak­ing the com­mu­nity with you.

What are your pri­or­i­ties for the next three years?

Roads and streets, ser­vices like wa­ter and rub­bish.

Find­ing the right bal­ance with rates and charges as it has been for years. While still mov­ing for­ward and pro­vid­ing new pro­grams for our com­mu­ni­ties. Giv­ing the Monto CBD a face lift. What have been the big­gest sur­prises of the past 12 months?

The State Gov­ern­ment gave some money to help LG.

We will use these funds to the com­mu­nity’s best in­ter­est on projects we could not af­ford in nor­mal bud­gets.

Coun­cil­lor Paul Lobegeier.

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