Mayor, CEO take region’s plight to heads of government
SOUTH Burnett leaders are set to meet with some of the country’s most influential politicians to discuss the future of the region.
Next week, South Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt and Mayor Keith Campbell will travel to Brisbane to speak with the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Cr Campbell said there would be a range of topics covered during their meeting with the Premier.
“The CEO and I will be meeting with the Queensland Premier to discuss a number of issues for our region such as the Water Feasibility Study, agriculture and economic development opportunities, telecommunications, the impact of the drought as well as the revitalisation of Kingaroy – social, economic and environmental,” Cr Campbell said.
“These meetings are important for advocacy of council’s strategic and operational position on key issues to government sectors.”
The council duo will also travel to Canberra next month to discuss similar issues with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.
Mr Pitt said he hoped the of meetings would bring positivity to the South Burnett region.
“The main areas we will be discussing are water and economic opportunities,” Mr Pitt said.
“We are hopefully going upwards on both of these matters.
“There’s lots of opportunity here.
“If we can inform all levels of government and partner with them for future planning, we will be able to obtain the necessary infrastructure.”