A chance for his own legacy

The Queensland Times - - NEWS | OPINION - ED­I­TO­RIAL SHAN­NON NEWLEY shan­non.newley@qt.com.au

THE shocks just keep com­ing with this coun­cil and it’s un­set­tling for the com­mu­nity.

And all eyes will be on our new Mayor An­drew An­to­niolli as he nav­i­gates his way through this world of pain. New jobs are hard.

New jobs in the pub­lic eye with se­nior peo­ple around you be­ing im­pli­cated in al­leged il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity; well that’s a dif­fer­ent chal­lenge al­to­gether.

Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of a larger-than-life char­ac­ter like Paul Pisas­ale was not go­ing to be easy for any­one, re­gard­less of how the for­mer mayor left the job. And Paul Pisas­ale has cer­tainly left a legacy that will re­main for gen­er­a­tions.

But our new mayor has a real op­por­tu­nity here.

He has the chance to form his own legacy.

The legacy of a mayor that has cleaned up a coun­cil with a mas­sive cloud hang­ing over its head. The legacy of be­ing the man to take a hurt city and heal.

But it’s not go­ing to be easy.

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