Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen has announded that he will run as candidate for Mayor of Scenic Rim in the 2024 Local Government Election.
“I have been approached by many people keen to know that I will be available to continue leading the exciting journey our region is on,” he said.
“Since I became Mayor in 2016, the facts show our region has turned a new page and is growing from strength to strength.
“Last financial year we set a new record high for the economy and almost doubled the States average growth rate.”
Christensen said he has led with optimism and built a sense of belief, fostering and encouraging new businesses and innovation.
His time as Mayor has been plagued by a series of natural disaster events since 2017, however he says he has set the path for the region to come back strongly on each occasion.
“I have not let negativity and personal attacks distract me from pursuing the very best for our region every day.”
“Doing the right thing is never popular with everybody, but the Scenic Rim I love is worth standing up for – to secure the very best future.”
Christensen says he advocated successfully with the Minister for Resources to extinguish Coal and Coal Seam gas tenements, in support of prior efforts from community members such as the Kerry Blockade.
“I have been passionate and effective in promoting our region as the best place to create new jobs and bring new investment, which are essential to my ongoing efforts to foster more local jobs. I believe the majority of our young people must have the option for high quality local employment if we are to ensure a strong future.”
“I understand how to work within the proper limits of legislation and still ensure that the Council organisation is performing strongly for the region.”
“We have indeed come a long way since 2016, including gaining International recognition in the Top 10 places to visit (Lonely Planet 2022).”
“Now is not the time to rest or surrender to small thinking.
“Ours is a region of opportunity – opportunity to keep building on our food, farming and tourism reputation: opportunity to build new and diverse employment in places like Bromelton, Beaudesert Enterprise Precinct and other locations; opportunity to secure the vibrance of our unique network of communities; opportunity to build the resilience of our environment.”