- Saturday 23 June 2012
Sunshine Coast Council is expected to adopt a portfolio system with a greater focus on the region’s economic development.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said a report to be put forward to the next ordinary council meeting on June 28 will recommend key focus areas for each councillor.
"We need a sustainable community, a sustainable environment, and a sustainable economy – this will help make that happen," he said.
"I’m confident it will be the right mix of the right people in the right portfolios to make a real difference to the region.
"I think it’s important I take the lead on economic development – I made it my top priority in the election, and I’m determined to develop a stronger economy.
"I will welcome the support of councillors Robinson, O’Pray and Cox in the portfolio.
"Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson was a well respected Finance Portfolio councillor and I am keen for him to continue his focus in that area."
Mayor Jamieson said all councillors will have important roles.
"The budget will be adopted next week, we will soon have our portfolio responsibilities; we will get on with the job," he said
"The portfolio areas reflect the strategic priorities of the council for the next four years – and objectives will be developed and reported on.
"Councillors have an obligation to represent their division, but just as important, they need to be working for the region as a whole.
"These roles will ensure we are all working towards an even better Sunshine Coast – continuing the unity which has already become a hallmark of this council," Cr Jamieson said.
Proposed councillor portfolios for discussion at council’s Ordinary Meeting on Thursday June 28
Key centres; Economic development support and investment attraction; Significant events; International relations; Regional Development and Advocacy
Sectors New and Emerging Industries (Clean Technology; Aviation; Resources; Communication Technology)
Tourism, Sport and Major Events Health & Medical Precinct and Education
Mayor Mark Jamieson
Sector Lead Cr Stephen Robinson Cr Jason O’Pray Cr Peter Cox
Finance and Water
Budget; Long term financial plan; State Water Reforms; Unitywater; Business Units performance
Cr Chris Thompson
Policy development; waterways and biodiversity; climate change
Cr Tony Wellington
Community and Corporate Plan (including review); key indicators
Cr Christian Dickson
Key region-making projects > $50m; focus on scoping and strategy for funding
Cr Tim Dwyer
Setting of appropriate levels and standards for Council's works and services, appropriate levels of customer service and monitoring of customer/community satisfaction levels.
Cr Ted Hungerford
Social capital; health and well being programs
Cr Jenny McKay
Strategic positioning; transport corridors, modal shift, planning
Cr Rick Baberowski
Planning Scheme; Structure Plans; major development centres; statutory planning; development services
Cr Russell Green
Place Management and Delivery
Place design; capital works and infrastructure planning/delivery
Cr Greg Rogerson