Representing the interests of Balonne, Bulloo, Murweh, Paroo, Quilpie and Maranoa local government areas, Cr O’Neil is one of 15 district representatives responsible for the direction of LGAQ’s policy.
Meeting for the first time last week, Cr Cameron O’Neil, Portfolio Chair for Economic Development and Advocacy said he is looking forward to representing the people of the south west.
“This position provides a fantastic opportunity for the six councils of the south west to shape policies that directly affect local government, and therefore our towns and regions,” Cr O’Neil said.
“With a state election set to take place within the next 18 months, it is imperative that we have a voice as the LGAQ starts to develop a local government policy platform to take forward.
“A member of the South West Regional Economic Development Association, this position will provide another channel to advocate for the rural communities of this great part of Queensland.”
The members of the Policy Executive are elected for a four year period (with District 5 voted by the six councils included in the south west). The group meets six times a year to discuss and determine LGAQ policy.
The District 5 South West position was previously held by former mayor Robert Loughnan.