Lobegeier seeks balance, focus on roads
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.