Funds honour former mayor

THE MEMORY of former Woocoo mayor Kev Mahoney will be honoured with a bursary to improve the Wide Bay Burnett region.

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils chair Ron Dyne was in Woocoo yesterday to discuss a $10,000 bursary in honour of Mr Mahoney who died of cancer in February 2007.

Mr Dyne, the Gympie mayor, was joined by WBBROC chief executive Spencer Slatter in a meeting with Helene Mahoney.

Kev Mahoney was instrumental in establishing the Regional Roads Group in Queensland.

“Mr Mahoney saw the Regional Road Group as an opportunity for roads needs in the region to be better addressed using the combined strengths and capacities from across the region,” Mr Dyne said.

“The bursary has been established to promote those regional strengths and capacities.”

The bursary will be funded by WBBROC and will be available to elected members, council employees and non-local government professionals and officers involved with the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Roads Group.

“It will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to travel, study, learn and investigate for the betterment of the region.”

Mr Mahoney was the mayor of Woocoo for 15 years and a councillor for 12 years before.

Applications close on November 12. Telephone 4121 0455.



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