Deputy Mayor re-elected
By MEGAN GENRICH
YESTERDAY 11 councillors with 125 years of combined experience officially launched the start of the next four years of growth for Ipswich.
During the meeting, Victor Attwood was re-elected unopposed as the Deputy Mayor for a second term.
This was despite the fact Councillor Paul Tully flagged his intent to put his hand up for the deputy position, after he was re-elected as a councillor with an impressive 87 per cent of the vote two weeks ago.
However there was no discussion in yesterday's meeting about why Cr Attwood retained the position.
Cr Tully had not returned the QT's phone calls by yesterday afternoon.
The 11 returning councillors, led by Mayor Paul Pisasale, each signed a declaration and solemnly swore to represent their electorate at the post-election meeting of the council.
Council chambers were filled with councillors' family and friends and several high-profile attendees including Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann, Member for Mt Ommaney
Julie Attwood and former Ipswich mayors John Nugent and Des Freeman. Council will now meet each month on a Tuesday.
The new Standing Committees and chairpersons:
Parks, Sport and Recreation - Cr David Morrison
Environment and Conservation - Cr Cheryl Bromage
City Works - Cr Trevor Nardi
Arts, Community and Cultural Services - Cr Charlie Pisasale
Youth and Seniors - Cr Sheila Ireland
Health and Regulation - Cr Andrew Antoniolli
Planning and Development - Cr Paul Tully
Economic Development and Sustainability - Cr Paul Pisasale
Tourism and Libraries - Cr David Pahlke
Community Engagement - Cr Heather Morrow
City Engagement and Finance - Cr Paul Pisasale