Opinion

It's refreshing to see councillors working together

EDITORIAL: Ssshhhh... listen very carefully.

Hear that?

It's the sound of councillors being quiet and getting on with the job.

Marvellous, isn't it.

Not so long ago, they were a noisy bunch indeed.

Remember all that fighting about Fraser Coast Opportunities and helicopters and such?

It seems to have gone quiet.

When the councillors met for a "crisis" meeting to sort out their FCO differences, we said we would be watching them in the days ahead.

Well, so far so good.

Oh, apart from the issues of some businesses paying a 30% increase in their rates. That's not so good.

But it has been refreshing to see councillors working together and giving FCO some breathing space to do its job.

Likewise it is good to see FCO engaging more with councillors.

This region has had some great stories to tell recently.

Again today we highlight a story about artificial reefs off our shores to take us a step closer to the aim of being recgnised as an international fishing mecca.

It's good to be able to celebrate these achievements in clear air, without the argy-bargy of councillors bringing each other down.

Let's hope though that the silence is one of creative thinking, as there is much more to be done.

Well played so far, councillors. We look forward to great achievements in the future.

Topics:  councillors, editorial, fraser coast regional council, john parker




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