Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Division 3 Final Words

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Division 3 Final Words

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STEPHEN KEEVIL

UNIVERSITY trained in accounting and economics, Stephen Keevil is basing his Division 3 candidacy on a platform of reducing rates, reviewing council administration and reinstating ratepayers' ownership of our council. Stephen Keevil wants the unAustralian, Minimum General Rate scrapped and replaced by the fair and equitable unimproved capital value of your property (as supplied by the Valuer General) multiplied by part of a cent (currently .006684). Stephen wants a review of Council administration to ensure value for money and he will seek the support of the State Government to remove the many controls over local councils presently in place. Stephen Keevil wants to reinstate ratepayers' ownership of our Council by providing good management and guidance, increasing pensioner discounts to 20% and aligning self funded retirees to that same discount. Stephen undertakes to distribute a monthly newsletter and use a mobile office in Division 3: which he will fund.

LANCE STONE

LANCE Stone is seeking the support of the residents in Division 3 in the 2012 Local Government Elections. He understands the community and its needs well. He is a local that gets things done. His work in various organisations that collectively turnover in excess of $15 million per year, employ over 150 staff and are supported by over 200 volunteers. This provides him with corporate experience to govern a business that employs around 750 people and has an annual turnover in excess of $150 million. If elected he will a work for you, deliver more efficiency and transparency in the use of our rates Fight for improved services for seniors such as better foot paths, bus stops, improve business development to ensure business is able to create sustainable jobs. Rebuild confidence in our Council. Grow skills though education and training for youth and unemployed. Negotiate for increased funding of the Maryborough hospital for security and improved training facilities for hospital staff, facilitate further aviation opportunities.

I have always been passionate about the Fraser Coast, Maryborough and my local community. …

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