Dwyer result backs council’s approach

TIM Dwyer returns comfortably to head up Division Two for another four-year term, secure he has the backing of more than 70% of his community.

Mr Dwyer, who was strong across the Caloundra-based division, said the overall result across the region would ensure continuity in the approach and direction of the council.

"Whether people agree or not, the vote reflects the majority are happy that we keep going on with what we have put to the people,'' he said.

"That will make it easier in the initial stages because we understand where we are at and where we are taking it.''

RETURNED: Division Two councillor Tim Dwyer.
RETURNED: Division Two councillor Tim Dwyer. Erle Levey

"I'd like to congratulate the mayor and all candidates including Matt McIntyre who ran against me for the approach he took and to wish him all the best."

He said his opponent may have been better served selling himself to the broader community instead of engaging just with those who had a gripe.

The deputy mayor in the 2008-12 council under Bob Abbot is uncertain whether he will again put his hand up for the job following the departure of Chris Thompson from Division Four.

Whether he nominates will be a decision he would first make with his wife in the interests of achieving the best balance between work and family.

"The kids are starting to comment on the amount of work I do on weekends as a councillor,'' he said.

"I enjoy being a dad."


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