Fraser Coast Regional Council By-Election 21 July 2018
LOCAL • HONEST • TRANSPARENT
Jeanette Maynes is a long-term local and has lived in Hervey Bay for 40 years since 1978. She grew up in Urangan, attending school in Torquay and has also worked in Urangan as the Marketing and Advertising Manager of the Boat Club. She became a home owner in 2002 and has lived in Scarness since, not far from the division border, which is close by so she is easily accessible.
George Seymour the past Division 10 Councillor lived at Point Vernon.
Jeanette ran as a Candidate for Division 9 in 2016 and once again, her passion for the Fraser Coast has prompted her to run for Division 10 in the upcoming by-election.
Ms Maynes is an intent listener, highly approachable and always looking for solutions to community concerns. She thrives on meeting new people and forming positive associations.
Being a lifelong learner, Jeanette knows community consultation is paramount. Her ongoing community involvement over the years has been extensive and she is always willing to help, be involved and participate wherever needed.
Jeanette understands the necessity for full compliance with the Local Government Act 2009 and adherence to the Five Principles underpinning that Act. Jeanette will promote and uphold honesty, leadership, professionalism, common sense and accountability. She will make responsible, transparent, independent decisions with a thoughtful considered approach, based on financial viability and always with the best interests of the community at heart.
Ms Maynes’ knowledge and qualifications are extensive, with more than 20 years’ experience in Commerce; Information Technology; Advertising / Marketing; Communications; Graphic and Website Design; Tourism / Hospitality; and Event Management. She has also run her own successful business, Design House for over 13 years.
As an adventurer and exercise enthusiast, she qualified as a personal trainer and life coach to help others enjoy the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle. Having climbed to Base Camp Mt Everest 5,364m, run the Great Wall Marathon China 42km + 5,164 steps and completed the 96km Kokoda Challenge being 33hrs 40mins with no sleep, she is highly motivated and just gets things done!
Jeanette is a JP, has a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Professional Studies, three Diplomas and seven Certificate IV qualifications on all aspects of business. Together with a wide range of skills to complement many of her attributes and talents she is well prepared and a capable candidate.
Since 2014 Jeanette has regularly attended Council’s ordinary meetings and has acquired a vast understanding of Council matters and procedures. She is eager to be more involved in making a significant contribution to Division 10. On several occasions, she has shown she has a keen eye for spotting discrepancies and irregularities in the Council’s Agendas, Minutes and supporting documentation. She has met, conversed with and corresponded with The Queensland Ombudsman, several State and Federal Government Ministers and their Directors resulting in the lodgement of several matters and non-compliance concerns. Jeanette is not afraid to ask questions and demands results.
Jeanette lodged an Official Fraser Coast Regional Council Complaint on 14 August 2015, which escalated into an Official Ombudsman Complaint resulting in over $190,000+ being refunded to the community for fake backflow device fees for 2016/2017; as Council did not have a program in place for the maintenance and testing of devices as required by s.38(1) of the SPD reg. Jeanette is still owed a further 4 years of proven fake backflow fees.
Jeanette has worked with the incumbent Mayor, George Seymour, and others on projects including; Save Pialba Memorial Hall & Cenotaph Queensland Heritage Listing at Pialba, Save the Cottonwoods at Torquay and Save Maryborough Original Township Site. She has also championed for mobility beach mats, live streaming of Council meetings, Save the Torquay Tennis Court, Do not move the 90+ year old rotunda at Scarness, save Our Maryborough Markets, Organised the Fraser Coast Fitness and Health Expo at Scarness and Jail to Justice Walk – Derryn Hinch at Scarness plus many other community activities.
Ms Maynes has a good working relationship with many of the current Councillors & State MP’s.
Her campaign is self-funded, she is completely Independent and is not affiliated with any Political Party.
Jeanette wants to hear from you if you have any exciting ideas you’d like to share or any concerns that you feel she can help you with:
Her email address: email@example.com
Her phone number: 0400 676 670
If you have the time, she would really like you to get involved by supporting her campaign, so she can further contribute as a Councillor for Division 10.
Here are some ways you can help:
• offer to put up a corflute at your property or business
• deliver flyers for her
• help her at prepoll
• man a polling booth for her on election day
• be a scrutineer for her
• share her Website & Facebook / social media posts
• and spread the good news that there is someone in your local community that thinks like you do and will actively get things done!
DIVISION 10 Polling Booths
The FIVE Local Government Principles underpin the Local Government Act 2009, this is one’s job description when a Councillor:
Division 10 – Torquay / Urangan
Division 10: Is part of Torquay and most of Urangan, borders include the Esplanade, Pulgul Creek, Emerald Park Way and Robert St.
Electors at Close of Roll in 2016: 7,321