Blyde’s six-point plan for the new Livingstone council
BUSINESS owner Robert Blyde has joined the other 26 candidates seeking the position of councillor for the new Livingstone Shire Council.
Mr Blyde said he had lived and worked in the region since 1986 and in that time has been actively involved with community clubs and not-for-profit organisations.
"I respect the variety of social variation and have made an effort to get to know, understand and appreciate our differences," Mr Blyde said.
"We need a strong financial and respectful management committee for council."
Mr Blyde said he had a six-point plan for his election platform beginning with the inclusion of the entire region in the decision-making process for the area.
"It is time to move on from de-amalgamation and ensure a strong and prosperous future for the region," he said.
"We need to work closely with other councils to share resources and minimise costs.
"The new council needs to take a considered response to the reopening of the Great Keppel Island Resort and insist on a timeframe to make this happen without breaking up the National Park.
"The infrastructure is already in place so there should be no more delays."
Mr Blyde said the council should work constructively through the budget to ensure minimal rate increases and should consider and encourage business development to identify clean industries while increasing employment and training opportunities.