Chris Hooper's display at Rockhampton Regional Council this morning
Chris Hooper's display at Rockhampton Regional Council this morning Vanessa Jarrett

Pineapple creates chaos ahead of scheduled council meeting

CHRIS 'Pineapple' Hooper has made a stand this morning at the front of the Rockhampton Regional Council chambers as pineapples line the front stairs alongside his Pineapple Express bike, decorated with his 'Pineapple for Mayor' sign.

Council will meet today for its ordinary meeting, held every second Tuesday.

Acting Mayor Neil Fisher yesterday confirmed the mayoral vacancy was not on the council meeting agenda, as they were awaiting instructions from the State Government.

Mr Hooper has publicly argued this, accusing council of delaying his 'rightful' mayoral appointment.

Cr Fisher is absent from today's meeting and Councillor Cherie Rutherford was declared chair of the meeting.

It was noted Cr Fisher and Councillor Shane Latcham were both absent as they were on council business at a conference.

Councillor Tony Williams is also absent from the meeting as he is in Brisbane for family reasons. 

The meeting was adjourned from 9am until 9.45am.



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