Having lived his entire life in the South Burnett, Mayor Campbell has 17 years’ experience as a Councillor - 9 years with the former Kingaroy Shire Council and 8 years with the South Burnett Regional Council. Elected (unopposed) to represent Division 4 in the South Burnett Regional Council elections in 2008, Councillor Campbell subsequently successfully contested the 2012 Local Government elections. "In 2008, I was honoured to have been elected by my fellow Councillors to hold the office of Deputy Mayor, which I held until 2016, at which time I was successfully elected as Mayor of the South Burnett Regional Council" Mayor Campbell said.
Mayor Campbell spent his early life on a farming property in the Benair district and after leaving school developed a career initially in banking and then in agriculture, working as General Manager of the Bean Growers Australia Group of Companies for 40 years. After retiring from Bean Growers in 2005, Mayor Campbell wished to continue working with the community through Local Government and continue to be heavily involved with community organisations holding many executive positions with various community groups.
"My vision for the South Burnett is to preserve the diversity that individual communities represent by providing adequate essential services (roads, water, sewerage and waste disposal) and to ensure that community assets are adequate for the present and into the future. Further, my goal is to foster growth and development, building the South Burnett's reputation as an enjoyable liveable region catering for the needs of all residents" Mayor Campbell said.
Mayor Campbell is the portfolio representative for Economic Development and Corporate Performance.
Contact Mayor Campbell on 0439 708 553 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Kingaroy Town Hall Forecourt
The South Burnett Regional Council is proud to support NAIDOC Week and is hosting a NAIDOC Celebration at the Kingaroy Town Hall Forecourt on Thursday 12 July 2018 from 12 midday – 2.00pm.
In the spirit of the NAIDOC Week 2018 theme, ‘‘Because of her, we can!’, everyone is invited to the Kingaroy Town Hall Forecourt to learn more about the important contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make within our community.
The Kingaroy NAIDOC Celebration will commence with a Welcome to Country Ceremony performed by Cherbourg Mayor Arnold Murray, followed by a presentation from guest speaker Max Conlon – the well-known Cherbourg Aboriginal artist from the Kabi Kabi tribe.
The celebration will showcase traditional dance performances by the Wakka Wakka people, emu egg carving demonstrations, dreamtime story-telling and a display from Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service. A FREE sausage sizzle, damper, tea and coffee will be provided.
South Burnet Mayor, Keith Campbell said, “I look forward to celebrating NAIDOC Week this year. This is a great chance for all of us to remind ourselves of the rich and unique history, culture and language of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to recognise their great contribution to our community. I encourage everyone to get involved.”
NAIDOC events will take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week (8-15 July).
The South Burnett Regional Council received a grant of $2,700 from The Australian Government Indigenous Advancement Strategy to partially fund this event.
Kingaroy Town Hall Forecourt is easily accessible from Glendon Street with plenty of parking available.