Economic guru leaves Downs
HE arrived six months ago as the region’s specially appointed “gun” – a private enterprise specialist enlisted to manage the Southern Downs’ economic development.
But just a few weeks after his applauded start Paul Dalitz was missing in action.
Now the Southern Downs Regional Council has confirmed their latest economic development manager has officially resigned.
Council CEO Rod Ferguson said the decision had come as a disappointing blow to both Mr Dalitz and the council.
“Council’s manager for economic development, Paul Dalitz, resigned this week,” Mr Ferguson said.
“Both Mr Dalitz and council are very disappointed by this decision.
“However, we understand that as a result of personal issues, Mr Dalitz could not carry out the role to his own personal standards and therefore decided to withdraw from the position.”
Yesterday Mr Dalitz was unavailable for comment.
But it is believed the former businessman, who played an instrumental role in Brisbane’s Gateway Motorway upgrade, had returned to the state capital.
In an interview with the Daily News in July, Mr Dalitz said he had accepted the economic development management position as part of planned tree-change for his younger children.
A regular camper at the Swanfels property he owned with his wife, Anna Marie, he said our regional city’s appeal was a less frantic, more laid-back existence.
“We wanted our two youngest children to experience life outside metropolitan Brisbane, to know a less frantic, more laid back existence,” he said.
It is believed he still owns a residential property in the Glennie Heights area.