ASKING YOU: Central Telegraph journalist Aaron Goodwin (left) asking readers what they want to see in the future from their council ahead of the election.
ASKING YOU: Central Telegraph journalist Aaron Goodwin (left) asking readers what they want to see in the future from their council ahead of the election.

The burning questions and issues you want answered

THE time to decide who will lead our region for the next four years is fast approaching.

With Local Government elections on March 28, the Central Telegraph was out and about asking the people what they want the Banana Shire Council to achieve next term.

Below are the questions posed to council candidates by residents.

Sarah Lucy

Will council work towards delivering a water park in Biloela?

Sarah Lucy wants to see a water park built for herself and the kids.
Sarah Lucy wants to see a water park built for herself and the kids.

Steve Bates

What do you think can be done to encourage more businesses to open store fronts here in Biloela?

Steve Bates wants council to work with businesses and be proactive.
Steve Bates wants council to work with businesses and be proactive.

Mark Di Ruggiero

How will the councillors fight for the communities they represent?

Mark Di Ruggiero wants future councillors to claw and fight for the region to thrive.
Mark Di Ruggiero wants future councillors to claw and fight for the region to thrive.

Heather Barnes

How will council actively promote and invest in our town to bring tourism and investment from outside the shire?

Heather Barnes wants the future council to work hard with stakeholders and attract tourism to the area.
Heather Barnes wants the future council to work hard with stakeholders and attract tourism to the area.

Chris Godwell

How does the council plan to work with stakeholders to market and promote our town to bring new businesses to shire?

Chris Godwell wants the future council to market and work with existing businesses to bring new business to the shire.
Chris Godwell wants the future council to market and work with existing businesses to bring new business to the shire.

Ron Carige

How is council going to balance the budget and bring rates across the region to parody?

Ron Carige is concerned that the whole shire isn’t getting a fair go on rates.
Ron Carige is concerned that the whole shire isn’t getting a fair go on rates.

Dianne Morris

What is the collective strategy as councillors to action an innovative social and economic development plan to benefit the whole shire?

Dianne Morris wants to see some rock solid strategies and plans from the future council to deliver an economic development plan.
Dianne Morris wants to see some rock solid strategies and plans from the future council to deliver an economic development plan.

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