1. Name three issues, specific to your division, that you will aim to fix during your term if elected and how you will do so?
There is a disconnect between our community and the amalgamated Bundaberg Regional Council. People feel amalgamation has centralised services, resources and forward thinking. I have a plan to engage the many communities across an area of more than 2000sq km that comprise Division Two. A councillor engaging with community members through routine and regular office days in Childers and mobile offices in all communities across Division Two can identify and address issues that directly affect residents.
2. One consistent complaint from residents is that rates are too high. Do you agree that rates are too high?
Rates have increased markedly across the state since amalgamation. Rates should not increase beyond CPI. I think the problem stems from elected councillors letting go of the bureaucratic tiller.