Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Issues raised during the election

Local government elections often stimulate the community to raise issues of concern. The recent election is no different. I have heard the issues raised during the election by you.   While I came to you initially with 5 commitments, this grew once I became aware...

Thank You for Your Overwhelming Endorsement

The local government election has revealed an overwhelming endorsement of my continued service by you. For this, I am truly thankful. I get much satisfaction working for you and look forward to continuing to so do over the next 4 years.   I received a call from...

Whole-of-city approach to economic development

Since my initial election to Council, I have been an advocate for and promoted a whole-of-city approach to economic development. To build beyond our then reliance on the 4 main street precincts. As a small business owner myself, I recognised the contribution of this...

Council’s Development Dilemma

A not too widely understood fact is Council does not have control over what development is approved, and what is not. Council’s development dilemma is that this misunderstanding has several in our community believe we (Council) are hypocrites. Spruiking one thing,...

Time for Refocusing on Your 2018 Election Wishes

This blog focuses on your 2018 election wishes. It follows on from my blog last month, reporting on my 2018 election promises.   Some of your 2018 election wishes are well advanced or completed. Some are still in the “frying pan”. Others are yet to be followed...