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First council candidates put their hands up for election

THE race for a spot in the region's council chambers has begun with the first candidates announcing they will challenge sitting councillors.

In the division of Point Vernon and Eli Waters, currently held by Trevor McDonald, web designer Tristan Duncan will stand.

While Cr McDonald is undecided on running, Mr Duncan will also be challenged by state election candidate Jannean Dean.

Mr Duncan, a young father with six children aged between one and 12 said he wanted to have a say on the future of the Fraser Coast.

"In the last election I was starting to get interested in the candidates and the council and what they do," he said.

"A lot of the councillor's role is getting out into the community.

"As you have kids you get more involved in the community and you want to shape the community."

Using his web-design skills, Mr Duncan has started a website to allow candidates to list their information and contact details for free.

He established the site after struggling to find information on the council candidates in 2012.

"So this election rolled around and I thought I better get up and do it," he said.

In division nine former deputy mayor Stuart Taylor has his first challenger in the person of Torquay P&C committee manager Krissie Miller.

Ms Miller has pledged to a voice of the people and make a change.

Topics:  election, fraser coast council




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