Service to the Community

Keith’s service to community organisations over the years:

  • President Kingaroy and District Meals on Wheels Inc. (significant kitchen upgrade and amalgamation with Yarraman/Blackbutt and Nanango Meals on Wheels)
  • Committee of Management SBcare – Vice PresidentCommunity4
  • Committee of Management CTC
  • President Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • South Burnett Community Network – Member
  • Member Kingaroy State High School Performing Arts Complex
  • St John’s Lutheran Church and Committee Member / Treasurer and Chairman
  • Patron Australian Pensioner and Superannuants League – Kingaroy Branch
  • Patron Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia – South Burnett Branch
  • Member South Queensland Institute of TAFE Board of Management
  • Kingaroy Rotary Club
  • Centacare South Burnett
  • Wide Bay Burnett Area Consultative Committee
  • President Parents and Citizens Association Kingaroy State High School
  • President – Orana Homes for the Aged
  • Member St Aubyn’s Community Hospital
  • 1972 – RCommunity3otary exchange member for Rotary International spending eight weeks to study tour to Arizona
  • Secretary – Burnett District Council Queensland Graingrowers Association
  • Secretary – Foundation Committee J Bjelke-Petersen Research Station
  • 1991 –Named Citizen of the Year by Kingaroy Shire Council
  • 1993 – Rotary Businessman of the Year award
  • 2012 – Awarded Paul Harris Fellow
  • Served on State Committees for Youth and Aged Care with Luther Church (Qld District)Community1
  • Kingaroy Australia Day Event Organiser
  • Member – Kingaroy Christmas Carnival Committee

Keith’s contributions to council (community):

  • 2014 received 15 year Service Medal from State President Margaret De Wit
  • Member- WBBROC Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils
  • Member – Audit Committee
  • Council portfolios including Finance, Planning and Land Management, Disaster Management, Traffic Advisory Committee, South Burnett Directions Agricultural Sub-CommitteeCommunity2
  • Member – South Burnett Healthy Communities Committee
  • Member – Kingaroy Police Consultative Committee
  • Councils Representative to Chambers of Commerce
  • President BIEDO (Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation)


Why Keith is running for Mayor


I have enjoyed the role and duties of being Councillor for the past 17 years, with the last 8 as Deputy Mayor, and in connecting with peoples’ ideas, aspirations and views.

I have taken my role as Councillor and Deputy Mayor very seriously and have a background in leadership, business management and governance of large businesses and community organisations.

I am very passionate and am committed to the South Burnett region and apart from my family, this region is my sole focus.

I commit to these principles:

  • I will observe the principles of financial management, good governance, democratic representation, social inclusion and meaningful community engagement
  • I will adopt transparent and effective  processes and make decisions in the public interest
  • I am known as a person who will adopt ethical and legal behaviour and will insist on the standards in the Council that I lead
  • I will support a continuation of service delivery, management of Council’s assets and search for sustainable development.