OPINION: When does the FCO tinkering stop?

OPINION: A prominent businessman told me last week why the councillors should accept Fraser Coast Opportunities won't survive.

He said the biggest factor on how successful any company would be was branding.

This FCO brand has taken a battering, both internally and externally, since day one.

Will another discussion between councillors resolve anything?

They have been talking about the best way to run the organisation since it was established.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell uses the defensive line that it has always been a work in progress.

But how many changes need to happen before the council and board get it right?

How can they be surprised when they appoint themselves to the board and then wonder why it's becoming too political?

Almost every councillor has a different view of FCO and how it should be run.

Both sides of this council have continued to publicly talk about their concerns about the organisation since March last year.

Cr Loft kicked things off, describing the body as a cancer and months later directors Glen Winney and David Hay resigned due to councillors firing "political bullets".

And not one of FCO's four original managers remain.

When does the chopping and changing stop and the body left to do its work?



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