Councillors off to fly the flag

SEVENTEEN out-of-town conferences attracted 25 Fraser Coast council attendances between July and September this year.

Officers' recommendation that the attendances at the conferences and industry events be noted will be discussed at today's strategic and organisational committee meeting in Maryborough.

The report says it is important for council to be represented at such events so it can be “transparent and accountable to the community”.

The costs for Mayor Mick Kruger and councillor Sue Brooks attending the Local Government Association of Qld's annual conference in Mackay was $1088 and $1289.09 respectively.

The cost for Ms Brooks to go on the bus field trip to the Sunshine and Gold Coast for the Best and Worst of SEQ's Stormwater Management tour was $147.90.

Deputy mayor Julie Arthur spent $459.60 to go to the Review of Local Government Electoral Arrangements workshop in Brisbane and $202 to attend the Australian Water Association gala dinner in Brisbane.

Confidential items to be discussed among councillors today include the proposed telecommunications lease, the Urangan Pier kiosk proposal and something simply titled “commercial lease”.



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