Julie-Ann Kawano
Julie-Ann Kawano

Julie-Anne Kawano

JULIE-ANN Kawano believes the Southern Downs needs to be better promoted and rates have to move in line with the services being provided.

One of the latest people to put her hand up as a potential council candidate, the Allora resident said she thought councillors were no longer listening to the needs and wants of the community.

"I am disappointed with the current council, not everyone seems to be doing as much as they could be," she said.

The 32-year-old mum of three said she moved to Allora with her parents 26 years ago.

After a stint away, she returned with her husband about seven years ago and said she felt there needed to be more on offer for families to do.

"I have lived in Brisbane and in Japan and I have seen how they run their local councils and government," she said.

"I have been thinking about (running) for a few years but with three small children, it wasn't the right time," she said.

She said she would like to see a university set up in Warwick so young people didn't have to leave to get their tertiary education.

Mrs Kawano presents a radio show on Rainbow FM every Thursday, writes reviews for independent music magazine, Label 45, and is a stay-at-home mother to her children aged from 18 months to seven.

"Allora is just the best place to raise children," she said.


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