Healthy com­pe­ti­tion for coun­cil elec­tions

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION - SAM TURNER sam.turner@cnbtimes.com.au

NOM­I­NA­TIONS for the up­com­ing coun­cil elec­tions of­fi­cially closed this week.

We have 17 can­di­dates across our six di­vi­sion com­pet­ing to take the top job for their area in the North Burnett Re­gional Coun­cil.

This com­pe­ti­tion I be­lieve will be good for the re­gion, for two rea­sons.

Hav­ing two to three can­di­dates stand for each di­vi­sion will show vot­ers dif­fer­ing ap­proaches to prob­lems in their com­mu­ni­ties.

All six di­vi­sions have at least two can­di­dates for vot­ers to choose from.

Di­vi­sion six is sure to be a tough bat­tle­ground, as four can­di­dates have put their hand up to take on the coun­cil­lor po­si­tion.

Di­vi­sions one, two and four are also go­ing to be ar­eas to watch, as each has three can­di­dates in the race for the po­si­tion.

This in­flux of po­ten­tial coun­cil­lors just proves there are many peo­ple in the North Burnett who care about the re­gion and its fu­ture.

We have com­mu­nity lead­ers, busi­ness own­ers, and long­time lo­cals all want­ing to rep­re­sent their con­stituents, and cre­ate change in their part of the world.

The team at the Cen­tral & North Burnett Times is just as ea­ger as you are to see how those in the North Burnett will vote this March.

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