WHO WILL REPRESENT CHILDERS?
Your council candidates have their last say.
One of the issues is the availability of the councillor to the public. The councillor should make time to be in his or her division at least once a week. Add to this a direct line to the Childers council chambers so members of the public can deal with their own division and not the convoluted bureaucracy of the regional council.
Second is the downgrading of the service centre in Childers and outlying areas which now entails workers travelling from Bundaberg. I would make sure Childers maintains a permanent workforce and make it possible for that unit to tender out for outside work. Third, a hydro therapy pool is a must for this area. I agree rates are too high. The problem is the large amounts of borrowings the current council has on its books and the projected borrowings plus the huge wages bill for council. Rate rises should as far as possible be kept to the CPI as should fees and charges.