Mayor-elect sets council priorities
THE worst is hopefully over for Gympie Region ratepayers, after four years paying for the side effects of an expensive and unpopular amalgamation process, Mayor-elect Ron Dyne said this week.
"Equalisation is complete, so we will not be subjected to the (kind of) rates increases we have had.
"The rationalisation's been done.
"We've got to get a budget out of the way," he said, referring to the council's immediate priorities.
"And we've got to look at where we're going with the aquatic centre, hydro therapy, and a Police and Citizens Youth Club in the Tozer St area.
"Most importantly, we've got to move the Mary Valley forward.
"There are a number of projects out there we should be able to get traction with," he said.