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2019 EPLGA Conference Mayoral Address

Mayor Johnson opening address 26 February 2019

PUSHING FOR PROSPERITY: District Council of Kimba Mayor Dean Johnson outlines his vision for regional prosperity at the 2019 EPLGA Conference on Tuesday morning.

Mayor Dean Johnson has used the opening address of the 2019 Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association Conference to push for regional collaboration, urging more than 150 delegates to look across traditional boundaries in order to secure the prosperity of the Eyre Peninsula.

Framed around the event theme of Our Peninsula: Positioned for Prosperity, Mayor Johnson’s message touched on key points:

  1. What does prosperity look like on the Eyre Peninsula?
  2. Waiting on someone else won’t position us for prosperity
  3. Local government reform must promote prosperity, not punishment
  4. Prosperity driven by collaboration and common ambition

“Prosperity for our communities is and isn’t about wealth,” Mayor Johnson told delegates at the Kimba Soldiers Memorial Institute on 26 February.

“From a financial perspective, I suspect most residents and ratepayers care little how many millions councils do or don’t have in their coffers if they are driving innovation, exceeding service delivery expectations and ensuring towns have the infrastructure and amenity that make people want to live and invest in them.

“Because delivering in these areas means delivering a sustainable pathway for our communities to flourish, and that’s the true wealth prosperity brings with it.”

Download a copy of the 2019 EPLGA Conference Mayoral address(144 kb).


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