Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Highlands to Vote Again; Chambers to Choppers for Cr Lacey

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Highlands to Vote Again; Chambers to Choppers for Cr Lacey

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Byline: Campbell Gellie campbell.gellie@dailymercury.com.au

THE Central highlands are going back to the polls on September 30 with council hopefuls having just one week left to throw their hats in the ring.

The local council-by election has had little fanfare compared to the dramatic by-election to replace outgoing Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale.

The reasons for the two by-elections couldn't be further apart, Cr Pisasale's exit was mired in corruption claims while outgoing Central Highlands councillor David Lacey is leaving to follow his passion.

"I have an opportunity to follow a life-long dream of mine as an aviation mechanical engineer and commercial helicopter pilot," Cr Lacey said.

"It's been a long-time passion for me and after weighing up all aspects, which includes moving away from Central Queensland and a new lifestyle, it is the best decision long-term for me and my family.

"My family has always been passionate about the Peak Downs district, being involved in the community for over 40 years. …

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