Online readers back Dempsey in race to be mayor of Bundaberg
FORMER Bundaberg MP and police officer Jack Dempsey easily won a NewsMail poll asking readers who they wanted to be the next mayor of Bundaberg.
With 350 people responding, Dempsey topped the poll with a whopping 77% of the votes followed by Childers businessman Troy Madle on 13% and current Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman on 8%.
Of those candidates who have so far officially put up their hand to be the next Bundaberg Mayor, who would you vote for?
This poll ended on 29 October 2015.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Of course there is still plenty of time before the March 19 election for other candidates to enter the race with nominations for the positions of councillors and mayors to close on February 16.
And it seems our Facebook readers are full of ideas potential candidates can consider..
We asked you what you would do if you were mayor of Bundaberg and received more than 100 comments with tourism and infrastructure featuring heavily in your suggestions.
"I would turn the main street in town into an alfresco right down the middle of town and have no parking in main street," Debbie Orreal said.
"Turn the main road in town into a mall with sails over the top for shade, build a four-storey parking close to town," Andrew James said.
"There is not enough thought put into how run down the drive into the city and the city centre looks to an outsider," Janelle Krause said.
"Large sporting and cultural events bring people in to participate and spectate and this brings a lot of money into the local economy thus increasing employment across many sectors," Wendy Klein said.
Some readers simply wanted the bureaucracy to end.
"Realistically it's hard to say what might be achievable until you're in there and know what you have to work with. However less bureaucracy would be a great place to start," David Wise said.