Mid-term check-in with South Burnett councillors

South Burnett councilors: Gavin Jones, Jane Erkens, Kathy Duff, Mayor Brett Otto, Kirstie Schumacher, Danita Potter and Scott Henschen. Picture: SBRC

2022 marked the mid-way point for the South Burnett Regional Council’s current term.

The current councillors were elected on 28 March, 2020 and have since worked hard to make a difference in the South Burnett region.

Division one councillor Jane Erkens was elected mid-term on 30 April, 2022 after former councillor Ros Frohloff resigned early from the Division one role.

The next Queensland local government election will be held during March 2024.

Burnett Today has reached out to each of the councillors to check-in with their progress this current term and their ambitions for the rest of the council term.

• Mayor Brett Otto shares his thoughts and aspirations for this council term: https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2022/12/16/mayor-brett-otto-on-mid-term-milestone/

• Division 1: Cr Jane Erkens shares her highlights of her shorter term after jumping into the role after a by-election: https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2022/12/20/div-1-cr-jane-erkens-reflects-on-2022/

• Division 2: Deputy Mayor Gavin Jones, who oversees the infrastructure planning, works and water portfolios, looks back on the council term to date: https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2022/12/21/deputy-mayor-gavin-jones-div-2/

• Division 3: Cr Danita Potter is passionate about her community. Read her thoughts on the current council term here: https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2022/12/23/danita-potter-div-3/

• Division 4: Cr Kirstie Schumacher has been working hard to grow the region through her ‘regional development’ portfolio: https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2022/12/24/kirstie-schumacher-div-4/

• Division 5: Cr Kathy Duff has a wealth of experience in local government. Kathy shines a light on council’s biggest achievements and challenges ahead: https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2022/12/25/kathy-duff-div-5/

• Division 6: Cr Scott ‘Hook’ Henschen uses his rural background as a farmer to boost his understanding of his Natural Resource Management portfolio. Here’s his thoughts on his time with council so far: https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2022/12/27/scott-henschen-div-6/