Spend less time on press releases, more on the job: Minister

LOCAL Government Minister David Crisafulli says he is looking at options to amend legislation for Fraser Coast councillors to be able to sit on the Wide Bay Water board.

"Council needs to spend less time on press releases and more time getting on with their jobs," he said.

"We've had the Wide Bay Water Board fired, hired, then fired again, and the council needs to provide some certainty for the community and those who work for Wide Bay Water.

"While most local governments have in fact moved to a system of ensuring boards operate independently of council, we will evaluate whether having a presence on the board would assist to end the instability your community has been put through."

Mayor Gerard O'Connell welcomed the minister's offer to evaluate.

"We believe it is important to have elected people in a governance role on the board of Wide Bay Water which controls the water and sewerage services for Fraser Coast residents," he said.



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