It’s time to move on and stop the political point scoring

A COUNCILLOR has backed the council's budget and called on his colleagues to stop political point scoring and get on with the job of helping the region.

Rolf Light voted against the Fraser Coast Regional Council's 2014-15 budget and its controversial 3% general rate rise.

Since the budget, councillors James Hansen and Chris Loft and State Member for Maryborough Anne Maddern have called for an independent financial review to find savings.

But yesterday the straight-shooting councillor for Toogoom and Burrum Heads told the Chronicle he respected the democratic decision to endorse the budget.

"Potential savings could be achieved if the will of the majority of councillors was so to be," Cr Light said.

"That did not occur at the budget time and therefore I recognise the democratic process and it's time now to move on.

"The community is sick and tired of political point scoring."

Cr Light said he wasn't happy with some of the critical comments made by his colleagues about the budget.

"I'm disappointed in my council colleagues from a number of their comments which I don't believe is helpful for the region," he said.

"The cost to the community for that review would be considerable and not needed.

"Ultimately the buck stops with us, the councillors."

Topics:  fraser coast regional council hervey bay maryborough

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