Joan Boyce, Tania Stewart, Cr Tony Wellington
Joan Boyce, Tania Stewart, Cr Tony Wellington Contributed

Keen turn out for Mayor's vision

IT WAS a first appearance for Mayor Mark Jamieson at the annual Cooroy Chamber of Commerce mayoral dinner on Tuesday.

The mayor didn't pull the same packed house that his predecessor Bob Abbot did but, nevertheless, Cooroy Hotel welcomed about 50 members and friends to hear Mr Jamieson's political vision.

Cr Jamieson reiterated the platform that put him into office: a balance between economy and environment equals jobs and lifestyle.

And he smoothed over the prickly subject of de-amalgamation by stating his view and admitting he had little influence over the outcome.

"There is value in remaining united," he said. "But I recognise it's a decision for the voters and I'm not one of them."

He said he realised the importance of the town plan to residents and assured the audience there would be no change to the Noosa town plan.

"If you fear high-rise, it won't happen," he emphatically said.

He said the council had submitted the Coast's town plan to the State Government and it would be back to the council to put out for public comment in October.


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