Noosa Council has accepted an invitation to join the Council of Mayors (SEQ).
Council of Mayors (SEQ) Chairman Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the Board was pleased to have Noosa Mayor Noel Playford at the table helping to drive the agenda for the region.
“In a landmark decision last year, a de-amalgamation was won by the residents of Noosa, Livingstone, Douglas and Mareeba with four new councils created,” Cr Quirk said.
“Local councils are in the best position to make the right decisions for their communities and there is no doubt there will be some big decisions on the agenda for Noosa Council.
“Mayor Playford and his team can count on the support of Council of Mayors (SEQ) to help where it can to make the transition both seamless and constructive.
“The wealth of experience and local knowledge shared across the team of Noosa Councillors will ensure the council is strong and the voices of its community are heard.”
Cr Quirk added that although each of the council areas represented by the Council of Mayors (SEQ) were quite different, many of the issues they faced were similar.
“We know we can find better solutions for the people of South-East Queensland by being unified in our approach rather than just focusing on our own backyards,” he said.
“It is important that we are all working together to achieve our common goals and fostering a sense of goodwill and co-operation is one of the cornerstones on which the Council of Mayors (SEQ) is built.
“Our track record of delivery is proof that regional strength exists in numbers – all of our councils are united in their goal to deliver a strong economy, jobs growth and prosperity to South East Queenslanders.
“Our Mayors are committed to working together to get the best results for their communities and we all look forward to working with and supporting the Noosa Council.”