Forman's our new top man

Bundaberg mayor Mal Forman wants to take council in a new direction.
Bundaberg mayor Mal Forman wants to take council in a new direction.

NEW Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman has highlighted improving council efficiency and cutting through red tape as priorities after he was officially declared the winner of the region's top job yesterday.

The former Bundaberg City deputy mayor recorded a total of 19,444 votes, with more than 80% of the voite counted, finishing with a sollid margin of 1635 votes ahead of his main challenger Bill Trevor.

Sitting mayor Lorraine Pyefinch was well behind the pair with 11,167 votes.

Cr Forman said the new Bundaberg Regional Council needed to bravely pursue a different path and respond to a desire for change prevalent in the community.

"It will be my main objective to take this council forwards in a new direction," he said.

"It's a big job - there's a lot of work to be done - but I've got a good team behind me and I think we can meet our objectives and make things come to fruition."

The chairman of Bundaberg Christian College is well known for his work with the school, which he helped establish in 1996.

Cr Forman said his first job would be to review council's financial operations and establish priorities.

"We need to identify areas where we can improve efficiency and try and cut down on waste," he said.

Cr Forman said he aimed to promote sustainable development in the region and cut down on red tape.

"Another thing will be inviting big projects to the area, actively trying to grow our region, especially in the Gin Gin-Kolan, Isis-Childers and coastal areas."

Mr Trevor was gracious in defeat, wishing Mr Forman and the new council well, but said the campaign was valuable for him despite not getting over the line in the end.

"It's always sad to lose," he said.

"But it was valuable time for me to get out there and talk to people.

"It was interesting to hear what people are looking for and the changes they want on council."

Members of the new Bundaberg Regional Council will be sworn in on Tuesday in an official ceremony at the council chambers.

Topics:  bundaberg regional council, election, local government, mal forman, politics



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