4. Les Tyrell

Townsville Bulletin - - North Queensland's 50 Most Powerful People -

As Townsville Mayor, he is the city’s chief po­lit­i­cal op­er­a­tive who led from the front dur­ing the re­cent Cy­clone Yasi event. How­ever Cr Tyrell has in­curred the wrath of ratepay­ers over the hike in wa­ter charges. The coun­cil does do plenty of good things but it has been swamped with the per­cep­tion of a high rates pol­icy, the poor han­dling of the wa­ter de­bate and ig­nor­ing com­mu­nity wishes to go to di­vi­sions.

Nev­er­the­less, he sits at Ta­ble Num­ber 1 and that gives him a lot of in­flu­ence.

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