TIME’S UP: Division 1 councillor David Snell reflects on his 16 years with the Banana Shire Council.
TIME’S UP: Division 1 councillor David Snell reflects on his 16 years with the Banana Shire Council.

Councillor of 16 years calls it quits

73 YEAR-OLD retiring Banana Shire Council councillor David Snell hopes that future councillors will focus on taking care of the people and remaining truthful.

The Division 1 councillor has served 16 years on council and lived in the Biloela area all his life.

"I hope things keep going forward and the town gets built to it's potential," Mr Snell said.

"I've been here all my life and I've seen it go from dirt streets to where it is now and I'm happy to be a part of that the last 16 years.

"The people are the ones who count and you have to make sure they are happy and catered for."

Mr Snell counts the upgrade of the Magavalis Sporting Complex as one of the major council projects that he's most proud of over his tenure.

"The Magavalis Sporting Complex was another one when they were playing netball on dirt and we got that up and going and now it's a top facility," Mr Snell said.

"We've been through big things like our waste transfer stations, trap gully's and the other one was the council administration building.

"Council had people scattered everywhere but now we are all in one spot."

Mr Snell said he's had no regrets at all from his 16 years as councillor.

"I put my best foot forward when I stood and I have kept my nose clean," Mr Snell said.

"I've always listened to people's issues and told them the truth.

"The biggest thing to me and for the future council is to always tell the truth."



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