Report on FCO structure a 'pointless exercise': Chris Loft

CHRIS Loft has criticised Deputy Mayor Stuart Taylor for his motion to call for a report on the structure of Fraser Coast Opportunities.

At the council's meeting on Wednesday, Cr Taylor will ask chief executive officer Lisa Desmond to provide an "objective" report on how to get the best out of the tourism entity.

Cr Taylor wants details on lessening the council's involvement on the board and how to create a council unit for investment attraction.

"To lessen the representation doesn't necessarily mean to lessen numbers or to remove councillors," he said.

"The Mayor doesn't have to be in the position of chair.

Cr Taylor said the tourism community wanted representation on the FCO board.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell backflipped on his intention to quit as chair of the FCO board in July last year.

But Cr Taylor's call for information has his rival Maryborough councillor "bewildered" by the "pointless exercise".

"It was six months ago in October when we decided to increase the number of board members with councillors," Cr Loft said.

"Cr Taylor was one of the driving forces of that.

"All of a sudden now we want to take back part of FCO."

Cr Loft said the councillors and FCO board needed to get on with doing their jobs.

"Our economy needs rejuvenating and not this dancing around on structure," he said.