ELECTION 2016: Candidate vows ‘no wasteful spending’

MARYBOROUGH's Mark Williams has signalled his intention to run for council in Division 3 at the election in March next year.

Mr Williams grew up on a farm in the Lockyer Valley.

Mr Williams said he had already served on the Gatton Shire Council before moving to the Fraser Coast in 2005.

"Being raised on a farm gives you a solid understanding of what life is about and exposes you to the realities of the world in a practical way," he said.

"I feel lucky that I have had the opportunities that I have had in my life so far and believe that they give me that unique perspective when making decisions that will impact both regional and town issues throughout the Fraser Coast."

Mr Williams said he felt everyone was feeling the touch economic climate.

"With stagnated growth and the loss of jobs due to this down turn, I cannot see the logic in the current council seeking to spend significant rate payers money on a sports precinct when there are sporting grounds throughout the region that already meet our needs," he said.

"This is wasteful and I will be campaigning against this extravagance as well as addressing inequities across the region."



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