ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Nipper

WHY RUN FOR MAYOR?

The reason I have decided to run for Mayor is my passion for the shire and the desire to have more input into our future. Based on my experience as a Councillor over the last six years, I believe I am the best person for the position as my involvement in the community and having been in business for 20 years gives me a broad range of skills and knowledge to fulfil the diverse range of duties required for the Mayoral position.

 

Work History:

  • Part of the Corporate Sector (Telstra) for over 20 years filling management roles all over Northern Queensland.

  • Business owner since 2004. 

  • Heavily involved and an active supporter in many sporting bodies.

  • Married with three kids.

AS COUNCILLOR I HAVE:

  • been a Councillor since 2014 and part of the team which worked through all the hard decisions of the first two years of de-amalgamation from TRC that solidified the Council and placed it in the position it is in today.

  • aspirations and the desire to contribute to council maintaining stability for future terms.

  • worked with, and will continue to work with, many sporting and not-for-profit organisations to help them secure leases and ownership over their designated spaces, which in turn helps them to secure grants and improve their club’s aspirations.

  • worked collaboratively with Council officers to instigate the current Community Leasing Policy which is benefiting all community and sporting groups.

  • with Council's support, instigated projects across the shire including the Julatten bus drop off, Mount Molloy bus stop, Dimbulah Cemetery toilet to name a few.

  • worked with local Dimbulah ladies and Member for Hill, Mr Shane Knuth, in securing the future of the Dimbulah Community Kindy when the outlook was bleak.

  • Always upheld a strong community focus across the shire as a whole – not just one area or town.

  • Financially secured the ‘Festival of Small Halls’ concerts for Dimbulah by personally underwriting the tour to bring the artists to the community. 

PHILOSOPHY:

‘I have always believed and still do, that staff are the best asset for all organisations’.

AS MAYOR I WILL:

  • lead the team forward with clear transparency.

  • maintain a strong fiscal discipline.

  • have a strong community engagement with a focus on building stronger communities.

  • take a hands-on approach and be involved in conversations at the ground level without interfering with operational tasks.

  • ensure the best outcome for not-for-profit groups by maintaining policies that provide security for their long-term sustainability.

  • work with local businesses and industries to provide the best outcomes for our shire by promoting Mareeba as a business hub through marketing the Industrial Park and airport.  

  • communicate with State and Federal elected members representing our shire, inviting them to be interactive more with councillors.

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