Toowoomba Regional Council

Council Of Mayors | South East Queensland

Toowoomba Regional Council

Toowoomba has built upon its Garden City image, and become the hub of one of Australia’s most attractive regions blending the best of both a city and country lifestyle.

The temperate climate, strong economy, community spirit, access to arts, culture, health and education services, beautiful parks and the broader landscape is attracting new residents and business investment.

Toowoomba Regional Council is the ninth largest local government area in Queensland with an estimated population of 160,297 persons as at 30 June 2013. The Toowoomba region has experienced increasing cultural diversity over the last decade and is predicted to continue into the future.

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Mayor Paul Antonio

Mayor Paul Antonio

Council of Mayors (SEQ) Deputy Chair

Paul Antonio was born in Toowoomba and grew up on his family property “Myalla” at Millmerran. The Antonios developed a successful farming operation on their properties “Kurrajong” and “Borambil” west of Millmerran and continue to produce grain and Angus cattle.

Paul holds a Queensland Diploma in Agriculture, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Previously he has served as Deputy Mayor of the Toowoomba Regional Council in its first amalgamated term, and as Mayor of Millmerran Shire Council for eight years. He was elected as a Councillor in 1982 and spent three years as Deputy Mayor.

Always a keen community service supporter, Paul is Joint Patron of the Toowoomba Rugby League, Patron of the Toowoomba Eisteddfod and Patron of the Motor Neurone Association. He is also a White Ribbon Ambassador.

He has served in a variety of functions on a number of community associations and groups and received the 20 Years’ Service Medal for his work with the local Queensland Ambulance Committee in Millmerran, and the 30 Years’ National Service Medal for his work with the local Rural Fire Brigade.