CHARTERS Towers residents will be heading to the polls after a popular councillor today announced he was stepping down from his position.
Councillor Brett Maff today told council that he would resign following the next general council meeting on March 21 due to increasing business commitments.
Cr Maff owns BAM Rural Fencing and Bodyfix Physiotherapy and Massage in Charters Towers.
He was elected to council in March 2016 and in that time his portfolio has included finance, sport and recreation and regional economic development. He was also Chair of the Internal Audit Committee.
Cr Maff thanked residents for the opportunity to serve the community.
“I am grateful to the residents of Charters Towers for giving me the opportunity to represent their interests and to assist in progressing our region,” Cr Maff said.
Mayor Liz Schmidt said Cr Maff had been a tremendous asset to council and the region.
“He feels with his ever-increasing work commitments he cannot give the same level of contribution he has over the past two years and feels it’s best to resign,” Cr Schmidt said.
“Cr Maff’s business and financial background has assisted me and the other councillors provide financial sustainability to council and he has been an integral part of the Audit Committee.”
“As a Council, we will continue to move forward with planned works and infrastructure upgrades and the tasks we have set ourselves to do. On behalf of Council, I wish Cr Maff all the best in his future endeavours.”
The Queensland Electoral Commission will be notified and a replacement will be determined through a by-election in the coming months.