Jeanette Maynes Candidate for Div 10

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Fraser Coast Regional Council By-Election 21 July 2018   

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Div 10, Fraser Coast Regional Council, By-Election 21 July 2018, Division 10, Jeanette Maynes, Urangan, Torquay, Election, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Independent

Jeanette Maynes has lived in Hervey Bay since 1978, growing up and working in Urangan and attending school in Torquay. She became a home owner in 2002 and has lived in Scarness for the past 16 years.

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: info@jeanettemaynes.com.au
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!

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Jeanette Maynes Candidate for Div 10

Div 10, Fraser Coast Regional Council, By-Election 21 July 2018, Division 10, Jeanette Maynes, Election, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Independent

 

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

Jeanette Maynes Candidate for Div 10

Quick trip to Canberra in Feb

First up I did my 2nd hike up Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain 2,228m, 80km winds at the top! 13km loop from Thredbo Chairlift circuit, 2015 was the Charlotte Pass 22km loop.

It was also lovely to catch up with Derryn Hinch in Canberra. He was very appreciative of the 10km walk I organised in Hervey Bay to raise awareness for his national sex offender register. He offered to come and speak at Parliament House on medical cannabis oil the following day at the Medical Cannabis Rally at Parliament House I attended with Jannean Dean who gave an excellent speech. Derryn Hinch also spoke to the crowd gathered saying ‘Free the Weed’!
I’m also pictured here with the new Federal Health & Sport Minster Greg Hunt who was the Environmental Minister when I had the Fraser Island Marathon debacle!

I saw the ceremony for the House of Representatives for their first sitting in Parliament for the 2017. Initial discussion was in relation to Centerlink, 4,000 (20%) wrong fines a month they are continuing to send out and not doing anything about it. Then I went over to watch the Senate saw Wong, Hansen, Xenophon, Hinch, Bernardi, etc.

I even had the opportunity to enjoy an awesome Salsa Class with Salsabor at a gorgeous location!!

“Learn to Latin dance for free and practice your new moves afterwards; every Tuesday from 6.30 pm at The Highball Express in Civic. The Latin Taster Lesson is free and runs for 20 minutes and is followed by a 45 minute Open Beginner (walk in) class.”

My notes from Council Ordinary Meeting No.05 – 150415

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EMAIL TO THE COUNCIL CEO –
Sent: Sunday, 12 April 2015 6:55 PM
To: ‘Lisa Desmond’

Hi Lisa,

Could you please explain why the Ordinary Meeting No.04 Minutes – 250315 and next Ordinary Meeting No.05 Agenda – 150415 to be approved by Council on Wed 15th April 2015, DO NOT reflect the approved Ordinary Meeting No.04 Agenda – 250315; that is on the Council website and was printed out in folders at the Council meeting on the day for public viewing?

Could you also explain how a development application with no provisions for separate Water Supply (for council staff to read the meter), Telecommunications, Electricity etc meets the requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and mandatory requirements in the Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) forms which are required for a ‘properly made’ development application on State wide forms used by all local governments in Queensland?

Council Ordinary Meeting No.05 Agenda – 250315:
http://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/documents/4362881/41452626/Ordinary%20Meeting%20No.%2004%20Agenda%20-%20250315

Council Ordinary Meeting No.05 Minutes – 250315:
http://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/documents/4362881/41452626/Ordinary%20Meeting%20No.%2004%20Minutes%20-%20250315.pdf

• These are the Conditions / hours approved at the meeting in the Council agenda on page 182 & 150?

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Now the minutes has completely different conditions / hours ???
As there was absolutely no discussion about a change of hours, how does the minutes then not reflect the agenda conditions?

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• 147 of the agenda
Vehicle Access
#16 is missing from the minutes

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• page 147 of the agenda
Water Supply
#20 is missing from the meeting

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• p. 147 of the agenda
Sewer Reticulation
# 23 missing from the minutes

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• p. 147 of the agenda
No Telecommunications in the minutes

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• p.148
No Electricity in the Minutes

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EMAIL to Rolf Light, James Hansen, Trevor McDonald, Lisa Desmond, Gerard O’Connell, George Seymour
Sent: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:41 AM

Hi George,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to this ….

If you had to look into it, means you didn’t know the development conditions had changed either.

James said he would ask it too, which depicts he didn’t know the conditions had changed either from the agenda

Therefore I don’t feel any of the Councillors had any idea which conditions they were actually voting on at the last Ordinary Meeting No.4 on Wednesday the 25th of March.

I don’t feel the last Council Ordinary Meeting motion or minutes can be passed or have followed correct legal local government procedure or the new conditions meet the requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

I spoke for five minutes and mentioned the hours of operation new closing time of 11pm six days a week as per the agenda at the last meeting, and not one councillor or staff member present knew to mention it was now changed to another new closing time of midnight seven days a week as per the apparent new amended development conditions that were not made available before the meeting and altered in the minutes after the meeting?

Not one single person (CEO, Mayor, Councillors & Directors) in that meeting knew or mentioned the agenda on the website was incorrect, with false development conditions being portrayed to objectors and the public at large, nor were Councillors advised of this before voting.

You would think it would be a mandatory local government requirement to have exact, correct and current agenda details on their website?

Kind regards

Jeanette Maynes
OWNER / GRAPHIC & WEBSITE DESIGNER
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My notes from Council Ordinary Meeting No.05 – 150415

11139407_824822060935956_1587495872286353496_nStuart Taylor
– I have to make everyone aware someone is recording in the gallery (that was me filming on my phone)

Jeanette Maynes
– Is there an actual rule against that?

Stuart Taylor
– yes in the standing order.

George Seymour
– What section of the standing order were you relying on to say there is no recording allowed?

Stuart Taylor
– Couldn’t find a standing order.

CEO Lisa Desmond
– confirmed there was no such standing order but in the public participation documentation it is noted the chairman’s permission should be sought. Even the media are suppose to ask permission each meeting apparently.

Mayor Gerard O’Connell
– stated permission should be sought to record

Jeanette Maynes
– therefore I asked the Mayor if I could make the request and the councillors vote yes or no on this as to whether I could film this section like the media are able to do

Mayor Gerard O’Connell put forward a motion for the Councillors to vote on that I be allowed to record the meeting which was moved by George Seymour and seconded by James Hanson.
– I lost my motion 8 / 3 (Seymour, Hanson, Truscott in favour) to film the section of the Council meeting where Council was addressing why the ‘Minutes’ of the last ordinary meeting No.4 in relation to why Enzo’s building development conditions had been altered / doctored from the ‘Agenda’ that the Councillors had voted upon and was printed in front of them at the meeting.

CEO Lisa Desmond
– Tabling of a report for rectification of the public records. Lisa presented a copy of a report stating that it should have been included in the hard copy, electronic & public agendas of the last Ordinary meeting No.4 in relation to ENZO’s DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION – MCU-141028 Conditions. Council then decided to table the correct development conditions excluded from the Agenda on the 25th of March at this meeting on the 15th of April. Lisa mentioned a Jamie Coburn emailed the councillors on the 23rd in relation to the changed development conditions.

Trevor McDonald
– Mentioned it is a public embarrassment, but supported Council

Stuart Taylor
– I was not sure what he was on about mentioning to further alter headers and footers

George Seymour
– mentioned that the copy of a report tabled by the CEO today was not attached to an email by a Jamie Coburn and today was the first time he had ever seen it. He stated he felt it was specifically produced for today’s purposes and by tabling this with the amended minutes Council would be trying to imply they received this new conditions report on the 23rd before the meeting, which they didn’t.

CEO Lisa Desmond
– Clarified the additional report tabled was not sent in an email to the Councillors by a Jamie Coburn on the 23rd before the meeting but should have been included in the official agenda

Chris Loft
– said that when voting at the last meeting he knew about the new amended midnight closing time and was not comfortable with it and would have preferred the 11pm time, stating he is not happy as he would like people in bed earlier. Contradicting and confirming that he was not aware of the change to the development conditions that he voted on at the previous meeting or he would have mentioned this concern at the time to be recorded in the minutes.

After the tabling of this magically appeared report, there was another motion in relation to the ‘Minutes’ of the ordinary meeting on the 25th of March as to whether it was a true and correct record of the conduct of that meeting and the motions passed. Obviously there is no way it could be as the CEO confirmed that the copy of a report that should have been included in the hard copy, electronic & public agendas was not at the meeting and was not voted upon.

George Seymour
– Spoke again against the motion stating this is the first time he has ever seen this report / document tabled by the CEO, stating it did not go into the public agenda on the website, did not go out in printed form, did not go in the agenda available to the public on the day and was not in the application used to read the agenda.
Nobody referred to this apparent email on the 23rd during the Council meeting before voting.
He believed he was voting on the agenda in front of him on the day as there was never an agenda produced with the additional report.
Nobody moved to included the changes in this additional report to the minutes, an example being not closing till midnight and reaffirmed this was not the agenda presented to the Councillors.

James Hansen
– stated he would be voting against the motion, saying he felt uncomfortable voting this as a true and accurate record as it was not the hard copy agenda in front of him at the Council meeting that he voted on, even though he had seen an email.

Motion was passed 8 / 2
George Seymour and James Hansen against.
Rolf Light abstained as he was not present at the previous Council Meeting.

Even though the CEO said in front of all Councillors and those in the public gallery that the copy of the building conditions report that should have been included in the hard copy, electronic & public agendas was not at the Ordinary meeting on the 25th of March therefore it was not voted upon plus even tabling and having a motion passed for rectification of the public records to say this report was to now be added as an adjustment to the minutes.
Eight Councillors (Cr Gerard O’Connell – Mayor, Cr Phil Truscott, Cr Chris Loft, Cr Daniel Sanderson, Cr Trevor McDonald, Cr Darren Everard, Cr Robert Garland, Cr Stuart Taylor) decided to vote for the motion that the ‘Minutes’ were a true and correct record of the conduct of that meeting, even though they didn’t vote on the correct report in the hard copy agenda in front of them on the day and the CEO did not provide it till yesterday?

Yep WOW and these people are the ones making decisions that affect us all on the Fraser Coast, and the future of the Hervey Bay erosion prone foreshore.

By the end of the Ordinary meeting Darren Everard requested the CEO Lisa Desmond to look into video streaming all Council Meetings.

I would have loved for the Fraser Coast Community and the Ombudsman to have seen this video, I did try!

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Do Not Move the Memorial Hall & Railway Station!

“Met a great man this morning; Kenneth Hall who spoke to Council with passion and common sense regarding the Memorial Hall and Station. Let’s hope the Council not only listened but heard his words of wisdom.
Memorial Hall was moved in 1941 to its current location because of flood waters. He spoke with John Kelsey President RSL Sub Branch by phone to put our case to him.
John Kelsey President RSL Sub Branch agreed with Council the Freedom Hall should go to give more open spacers “Not a word when he was told that many of Hervey Bay Soldiers and Navy use the Hall for weddings, farewells and parties when they return. But he did say it was not Heritage Listed and that was that.”
Memorial Hall was for the return service men and woman and the people of Hervey Bay it was our town Hall as well.
Author Ken Hall: http://what-next-you-bastard.com/
Update 16.04.2015:
I have just had a call advising the Hervey Bay RSL is right behind Council with the removal of our valued landmarks. It appears the RSL has known about this for some time and wanting it removed or ‘dismantled’ to make way for further statues and monuments. The cost of moving the hall will cost too much money so it might seem the buildings will be demolished. Further to this the RSL is buying up properties all around Hervey Bay and some months back even took over the kitchen at the Golf Club. I have also been told the RSL are wanting to take over the building in Torquay Road and stop the community groups from utilising this space. This may also be demolished. My concern is the transparency and openness from the RSL and Council on these buildings. Why is it all such secret squirrel business? Why can’t we be told the complete truth? If they are not going to demolish these buildings then where will they be relocated? The timber floors are made from trees from Fraser Island, so will it be damaged when being moved? It certainly won’t be able to be replaced.”
Jannean Dean

Hi Ken,
I’ve had a look and it appears it is heritage listed, the RSL has told you a fib.
Kind regards Jeanette

Pialba Railway Station HERE!   Pialba Memorial Hall HERE!