Contingency plan needed

Candidate forums for Hervey Bay

Saturday 14 March 2020

As you are aware, there have already been candidate forums in Howard, Burrum Heads, Tiaro and Maryborough.

I was in the process of organising a forum for Hervey Bay candidates for this Sunday as it looked like nothing was going to eventuate. I had been in contact with Fraser Coast Regional Council for the venue and Hervey Bay Toastmasters Club to officiate and time keep. I already had a PA system, so was ready to let everyone know.

This had nothing to do with the Mayoral candidates and simply an opportunity for the community to be engaged with their respective divisional candidates. The planning was done so residents and ratepayers could have just attended the ones they were interested in, however I would recommend listening to them all because once elected they will be regional councillors – voting on everything.

Considering I have 9 in mine, and the volume of calls I had, I believed it was important that we hear from each of them so we could decide who would be the best person to represent and worthy of our vote.

Ken Diehm advised he was happy to waive fees of the event if it was conducted in one of our council facilities.
I thanked our CEO for his consideration and advised that the Chronicle would be arranging one. Originally it was being planned for the RSL Tuesday then was changed to the Beach House for Wednesday.

Now I want a contingency plan in place so I have emailed Ken and Jessica today. Please check back for updates.

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Authorised J. Dean, 2 Patrick Street Point Vernon 4655 for J. Dean (candidate)