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Councillors united in support of FCO after D-Day meeting

Mayor Gerard O'Connell
Mayor Gerard O'Connell Alistair Brightman

FRASER councillors have today unanimously agreed to keep Fraser Coast Opportunities as the peak economic development, events and tourism organisation for the region.

The move was announced after a lengthy meeting on the divisive issue today.

"At the meeting all Councillors confirmed our commitment to FCO as a separate entity from Council," Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said.

A statement issued after a lengthy meeting today said councillors had unanimously: 

  • Confirmed its commitment to the current model of FCO as a separate entity from Council and its funding agreement;
  • Endorsed the current constitution of the Board which consists of 7 Directors being 5 External Directors plus Mayor and CEO;
  • Committed to the success of the entity and will work positively to achieve mutual outcomes for our region;
  • Identified challenges and areas for greater engagement and opportunities.

"We will improve the communication between the two organisations, especially through the advisory committees and groups such as the Tourism Advisory Group," Cr O'Connell said.

"Council and FCO will continue to promote the benefits of FCO to both residents and to organisations across Australia to showcase the region as a place to invest, to hold an event and to visit."
 

Topics:  fraser coast opportunities, fraser coast regional council, gerard o'connell




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