Brett Williams has additional than 20 years’ expertise in area governing administration and believes Rockhampton could be governed extra successfully.
Born in Mount Morgan, the mayoral candidate said he was prepared to be the region’s “full-time” mayor, guided by his work and daily life knowledge as a labourer, military medic, and council adviser.
With an accounting diploma from CQUniversity, most of Mr Williams’ know-how has to with finance.
“With the fundamental principles style things, if you go back to your fundamental principles and glimpse at what you’re doing, you can normally enhance and do them much better,” he said.
“You can obtain strategies of generating it much easier for oneself and preserving funds. It’s not all about expanding fees and getting far more income. Occasionally you can help you save dollars by executing things additional successfully.
“That’s what I’m hunting at. Get the streets, the drinking water, the sewerage, the rubbish – the things that men and women actually want. You don’t will need to have big properties or statues or nearly anything else. Get the fundamental principles finished first.”
Mr Williams has worked with councils in Queensland and New South Wales.
He reported in Rockhampton, forms was starting to be additional and far more irritating for men and women and firms.
“From what I can hear, there’s a difficulty with council having back again to individuals. Why? Give men and women info. Men and women are satisfied if they know what is going on.
“Look at the crimson tape. I know a great deal of the red tape arrives from the Point out and Federal Goverments and it is passed down to neighborhood govt.
“I’ve been listening to from firms some of the expenses that council expenses. They’re enormous. Are they definitely needed to have such massive expenses for some thing? Allows seem at our payment framework. “There’s a full bunch of money troubles that we want to look at. The council serves the individuals.”
Mr Williams denied the efficacy of a charges freeze and the thought council must not accrue credit card debt.
He also touched on the challenge of criminal offense in Rockhampton.
“You just can’t do a costs freeze,” he explained. That doesn’t work: I have viewed it fall short at a lot of councils. Financial debt is not a undesirable word, by the way.
“Obviously we need to have to do some thing about the criminal offense in Rocky.
“The mayor and the council can communicate to the State Federal government about raising the police quantities.”
About “hoons on the street”, Mr Williams claimed car fanatics and hobbyists must be given somewhere to enjoy absent from residential parts.
“Maybe council could help that a bit greater,” he reported. “Publicise it a little bit so that people today know about it. We want to give them somewhere secure to do it.
“A excellent notion is a excellent concept. Nothing at all is difficult, we just have not performed it but. That’s how I imagine we should be searching at it.”