Cler­mont busi­ness­man sworn in as coun­cil­lor

Central Queensland News - - NEWS -

A CLER­MONT business iden­tity was sworn in as Di­vi­sion 1 coun­cil­lor at a spe­cial cer­e­mony at Mo­ran­bah on Tues­day. Greg Austen was elected fol­low­ing a by-elec­tion on Novem­ber 18, sparked by Dale Ap­ple­ton’s res­ig­na­tion. Coun­cil­lor Austen has lived in the Cler­mont dis­trict for 30 years where he has worked as a horse breaker, ringer, pro­fes­sional singer and mu­si­cian.

He said he is a very strong sup­porter of lo­cal busi­nesses and is well aware of the is­sues the re­gional area faces.

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