Road safety vital for candidate
FORMER Warwick stock inspector Lindsay Goodwin is the latest to put up his hand for the mayor's job in the council election next month.
The third-generation local recently retired after 33 years with the DPI and favours a back-to-basics approach, saying he would prioritise road maintenance and safety along with water, sewerage and waste services.
"During the past 22 years in my role as a district stock inspector I have travelled on almost all roads of every description in the Southern Downs," he said yesterday.
"Some of these roads have not seen a grader for years.
"I am concerned about overspending our budgets and I would ensure that an allowance is available for a variety of infrastructure.
"I would also like to review the rates and assist struggling families to keep costs within their budget, while being mindful of legislation that is unable to be changed."
Mr Goodwin said he was a "strong supporter" of a sustainable agricultural industry and would campaign against coal seam gas and mining in the region.
"These industries are not renewable and will be detrimental to our area," he said.
Mr Goodwin also pointed to litigation issues involving council, new businesses for the region and tourism as other core business as mayor.