THE South Burnett finally has a new mayor, more than two weeks after the election.
Councillor and former deputy mayor Keith Campbell was officially declared the new mayor of the South Burnett on Sunday afternoon.
"I'm happy the matter has finally been resolved," Cr Campbell said.
Yesterday he moved to the mayor's office in the Kingaroy council building, and was busy planning the weeks ahead.
"I have listened very carefully to the community, and the first issue is roads and the second is communication," he said.
He said he would look to see if improvements could be made in road maintenance.
On Thursday he will chair his first council meeting as mayor, with four new councillors.
One of the first orders of business of the new council will be picking the new deputy mayor.
It's a role that Cr Campbell had for the past eight years, and he is playing his cards close to his chest for who he supports for the role.
With four new councillors winning seats, the new faces will outnumber the incumbents. "It is bound to be different, but the aims and objectives remain similar," he said.
The first council meeting is this Thursday at 9am.
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