Advocacy is about having a voice and being heard

Charters Towers Regional Council is committed to being a strong and respected regional Local Government voice to promote and facilitate growth on behalf of our community, through advocacy initiatives.

To do this, Council has appointed an Advocacy Committee to establish and champion our priorities.

Advocacy Committee

  • Mayor Frank Beveridge
  • Deputy Mayor Graham Lohmann
  • Councillor Julie Mathews
  • Chief Executive Officer Mr Aaron Johansson

Establishing Priorities

Our advocacy priorities relate to matters that represent our Region's needs and desires and therefore will not come as a surprise. Many will also be found in regional plans where Council has worked to ensure that local priorities are strategically identified.

These priorities can evolve over time as milestones are achieved, the community's interests change, or new opportunities and challenges arise.

Our Advocacy Partners and Audience

The 2021 Advocacy Plan will be sent to ministers and key stakeholders at both a State and Federal level. This will ensure Council can work constructively with other levels of government to achieve the Region’s needs. 

2021 Advocacy Plan

Federal Election Priorities

In order for the Charters Towers Region to continue to capitalise on this growth and address the increasing demand on our local infrastructure, resources and services, Federal Government assistance is needed.  A new Federal Elections Priorities publication has been compiled by Charters Towers Regional Council’s Advocacy Committee.

2022 Federal Election Priorites