Council candidate keen to work with his new community
GLEN Martin has thrown his hat in the ring as a Division 6 candidate in the upcoming North Burnett Regional Council Local Government election.
He moved his family to Coringa in the Biggenden area a few years ago for a life changing experience.
“I fell in love with the North Burnett region and its community so we made it our home,” he said.
Having worked for Brisbane City Council for 11 years, Mr Martin said he had a good understanding of how council worked.
He said he would like to investigate ways on how to drought free the community for now and in the future.
“I would like to see more local jobs for local people in our community,” he said.
“More work needs to be done for our environment and I believe local councils has more of a role to play with climate change.”
Mr Martin said works needing to be done in the community included improving roads, parks, footpaths in town and support all local community groups.
“I would also like to work with local business on how Council can help them to grow their business,” he said.
His slogan is Working for you, Working for the North Burnett.
Mr Martin said he had found the people in the community to be welcoming and helpful, especially with their knowledge of the land and its heritage.
Before moving to his small property at Coringa, the 56-year-old rural firefighter worked in aged care for 15 years.
He has a diploma in business management and also worked with people with disabilities for 20 years
Mr Martin is a Queenslander through and through and has a love for family, friends, renovating, gardening, farming, camping, fishing, the great outdoors and so much more.
“We have the most amazing scenery, mountains, climbs, water holes, creeks, camping and so much more here in the North Burnett,” he said.