Opportunities board waiting for members to accept

THE Fraser Coast Opportunities board is nearly finalised - and extensions are expected for those sitting at the Wide Bay Water Corporation table.

Fraser Coast Regional Council minutes show both boards were discussed and votes taken on appointments at last week's meeting.

FCO's five board choices will not be released before they accept, however the minutes show council support was unanimous.

"(The) council has endorsed the recommendation for board members for Fraser Coast Opportunities and FCO is now contacting the candidates to offer them the positions," Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said.

"Once they have accepted the positions council will announce the board members."

Minutes also revealed unanimous council support for extending the appointments of the five already on the Wide Bay Water Corporation board.

"Council has endorsed a six-month extension of the Wide Bay Water Corporation board of directors until October 11," the Mayor said.

Board members are Cliff Searle as chairman, Bruce Christopher, Randal McLellan, Lance Stone and Cr O'Connell, who has said he is not paid for his position.

Proposed WBW board wages

Chair: $25,000 annual director's fee (plus 9% superannuation)

Directors: $1000 per board meeting (plus 9% superannuation)