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, Governance and Communications
Contact Mayor Campbell on 0439 708 553 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Council extends due date for Rate Notice Payment
At a special meeting held today, Council has responded to community requests to review the due date of rate & charges and has passed a resolution to extend the rate notice payment deadline from 26 September 2018 to 7 November 2018.
This amendment will apply across all rating categories.
Mayor Campbell said, “We are pleased to offer this payment extension to all rate payers. We have listened to the community, particularly our rural ratepayers and have extended the payment deadline by six (6) weeks in an endeavour to assist those who may be struggling financially to pay their rates.”
Rate notices are expected to hit mailboxes starting the week of 21 August 2018.
Ratepayers may also take advantage of the 10% discount on the general rate and utility charges by paying their rates on or before 7 November 2018.
For ratepayers who are unable to have all of their rates paid in full by 7 November 2018, Council offers the convenience of a payment instalment plan. However, rate payers who pay off their rates via instalments will not receive the 10% discount.
Rates are a significant contributor to the income required to deliver services and maintain the infrastructure required by the community.