Fraser Coast Council News

Mon 14 May 2018

It's official: Seymour is the Fraser Coast's new mayor

It's official: Seymour is the Fraser Coast's new mayor

The Electoral Commission of Queensland has formally declared George Seymour the new mayor of the Fraser Coast

Sat 12 May 2018

Former mayoral candidate won't rule out tilt at Division 10

premium_icon Former mayoral candidate won't rule out tilt at Division 10

He said he was taking some time to relax after the election and would likely make a decision next week.

Fri 11 May 2018

Region prepares for another by-election after Seymour win

Region prepares for another by-election after Seymour win

Division 10 includes most of Urangan and a portion of Torquay.

Thu 10 May 2018

Passenger numbers dwindle at Fraser Coasts airport

Passenger numbers dwindle at Fraser Coasts airport

Schedule changes to flights at the Hervey Bay Airport have led to passenger numbers dwindling for the first time in the financial year

Wed 9 May 2018

REVEALED: First images of Fraser Coast Sports Precinct

premium_icon REVEALED: First images of Fraser Coast Sports Precinct

Aerial shots of the Fraser Coast Sports Precinct reveal the massive scale of the council project and paint a picture of what the complex will look like

Tue 8 May 2018

How many Fraser Coast voters pre-polled this by-election

premium_icon How many Fraser Coast voters pre-polled this by-election

The Electoral Commission of Queensland has released data revealing just how many people pre-polled at the mayoral by-election

Mayor-elect Seymour slams unfounded social media rumours

premium_icon Mayor-elect Seymour slams unfounded social media rumours

Mayor-elect George Seymour has dispelled rumours that busloads of 'Labor' supporters from outside the region were enlisted to help secure votes on polling day.

Two more mayoral candidates concede by-election

premium_icon Two more mayoral candidates concede by-election

After a landslide victory by George Seymour, two other candidates have conceded the by-election.

Rolf Light reflects on time as acting mayor

Rolf Light reflects on time as acting mayor

Serving as the Fraser Coast's acting mayor has been an enlightening and rewarding role for councillor Rolf Light

Mon 7 May 2018

'It's been very rewarding': Pantlin concedes by-election

premium_icon 'It's been very rewarding': Pantlin concedes by-election

Pegged as a dark horse through the mayoral by-election, Tony Pantlin doesn't see any loss in this election campaign

Sun 6 May 2018

Seymour set to take mayoral reins after by-election victory

premium_icon Seymour set to take mayoral reins after by-election victory

By 9pm Sarturday night, the writing was on the wall: George Seymour would become the Fraser Coast's next mayor in a landslide victory

BREAKING: George Seymour declares victory in by-election

premium_icon BREAKING: George Seymour declares victory in by-election

Holding a commanding lead over his opponents, George Seymour has declared victory in the Fraser Coast's mayoral by-election

Sat 5 May 2018

ELECTION RESULTS: We have a winner

ELECTION RESULTS: We have a winner

One candidate looks set to become the Fraser Coast's next mayor, holding more than 18,000 votes in the by-election count

BY-ELECTION: Multiple candidates confident of a win

BY-ELECTION: Multiple candidates confident of a win

We're bringing you all the action from polling booths across the region as Fraser Coast residents hit the polls to decide their new mayor

Dalgleish compares by-election to 'presidential one'

premium_icon Dalgleish compares by-election to 'presidential one'

WITH a number of Federal, State and Local Government elections under his belt, David Dalgleish said the by-election has been one of the most interesting yet

Forst 'quietly confident' of mayoral chances

premium_icon Forst 'quietly confident' of mayoral chances

AFTER two gruelling weeks on the campaign trail, Paul Forst kicked back and had a few quiet beers with his close friends to take his mind off the by-election

'My family is always there to help': Pantlin

premium_icon 'My family is always there to help': Pantlin

WITH his wife and mother backing him all the way, Tony Pantlin is confident his family's support will help make him the next Fraser Coast mayor.

'The show still goes on while campaigning': Everard

premium_icon 'The show still goes on while campaigning': Everard

EVEN after packing up the corflutes and heading home, Darren Everard is still checking his council inbox and taking phone calls late at night

Schmidt not writing himself off in ballot count

premium_icon Schmidt not writing himself off in ballot count

WITH hundreds of hours of campaigning out of the way, Greg Schmidt is looking forward to a relaxed dinner with his partner to mark the end of the election

Fri 4 May 2018

VERDICT: Loft responds to Court's verdict on sacking

premium_icon VERDICT: Loft responds to Court's verdict on sacking

UPDATE: DUMPED mayor Chris Loft says some of his decisions were possibly “naïve” but he always had the Fraser Coast community’s interests at heart.

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