Five minutes with Lew Brennan
"IN THE last four years of this council we've put $25 million plus into Division 12 - that's never been done before in the 100-year history of Tewantin, Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran, Kin Kin, Ridgewood and North Shore.
"Typically we would achieve in Noosa district in a normal budget around about $4 to $5 million, for a full term of council.
"We've finally put Cooroy library together. We've put the bypass road through the back (of Cooroy) - which took about five or six years to get designed and we finally got a shovel in the ground and made it happen. It's just about to open.
"Down at Tewantin we've got the redevelopment of the foreshore with the new toilet block and the spray park and the trailer parking - the Butler St bypass $3.5 million that took the traffic away from the school at Tewantin.
"We got the stage three of the streetscaping at Pomona completed - we've got Cooran streetscaping, probably making it the prettiest small town in the region. We got some bridges built.
"Inside the organisation you have to build a relationship with the good staff so you create their attention on your organisations in your backyard and deliver $25 million worth of outcomes. It's no small thing - it takes a lot of effort to get their attention on our issues. What I'd like to do is more of that.
"I'd like to go forward with you to look at the extension of the industrial estate into our new business precinct down at Carpenters La. We've been chipping away at it and it's nearly ready to go.
"There are car parking issues in Cooroy and we're looking forward to continuing on with those (solutions). We're just about to take control of some railway land we've been trying to get hold of for parking.
"The bigger picture stuff is available for us to work with the state. Hopefully the new State Government has a new approach to the Nandroya site and we can get some serious industries into the Nandroya site to create some jobs."
He said the council also had its Natural Advantage strategies to attract new business to the area.