Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting, Maryborough Chambers -
Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting, Maryborough Chambers - Valerie Horton

Candidates thin on the ground

LESS than two months away from deciding on the next mayor, Fraser Coast candidates appear to be thin on the ground.

Despite councillor Darren Everard nominating to run in the upcoming May 5 by-election, few candidates confirmed whether they would step up to the campaign.

He is the first councillor to stand for nomination since the dismissal of former mayor Chris Loft last month.

Acting mayor George Seymour said he would consider running, but said he was "focussed on restoring stability in the council and confidence in the community."

"It is premature to be talking about the by-election as the former mayor's appeal has not yet been heard," Cr Seymour said.

Other candidates who fielded the 2016 Local Government Elections said they were weighing up their options.

Greg Schmidt was leaning towards running, saying commitments in his personal life would be the only thing stopping him.

Former Fraser Coast businessman Steve Coleman said he would be "interested" in running but needed to wait on the outcome of ex-mayor Chris Loft's appeal through the Supreme Court.



He only took his eyes off the road for a second

He only took his eyes off the road for a second

By the time he looked up it was too late to avoid a disastrous crash

Nitelife Gallery: Were you photographed out and about?

Nitelife Gallery: Were you photographed out and about?

Plenty of CQ people were having a great time over the weekend.

Rider knocked out after coming off motorbike

Rider knocked out after coming off motorbike

Emergency services attended the scene

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