“A practical, common sense approach is needed to solve common problems” said Warren Blee, mayoral candidate for the Sunshine Coast’s upcoming elections.
Mr. Blee said “Actions talk, not words”, and while some candidates may be promising much, the best indicator of what a person will do is what they have already done, and Mr Blee stands by his record.
Mr Blee also believes that “locking Councillors in a room until they thrash out their differences”, may be appealing and may work with football teams, it is in reality not a process likely to achieve a cohesive outcome for a Council of independently elected Councillors of passionate views.
He went on to say “the style of the leader who is elected as Mayor will be critical to the way the Council functions on the Coast for the next four years”. Mr.Blee said that a leadership style which recognised the intrinsic value of each member while also recognising the over-arching reason Councillors were elected – to serve the people – allows the opportunity to pull the Council together to work as an effective team. Having worked in such environments before strong but subtle leadership is what is required.
A local business owner of Maroochydore Pharmacy on Ocean Street for 33 years and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), The Certified Practicing Accounts – (CPA Australia), the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Australian College of Pharmacy Practice and Management (ACPPM), as well as being Chairman of 63 Unit Body Corporate and a member of the Queensland Oral Health Alliance, the Diabetes Taskforce plus three University Boards, Mr. Blee believes his credentials in both corporate and small business management, makes him the most appropriate candidate for a no nonsense approach in leading the Sunshine Coast Council.
He said he believed “Council decisions and Council business should be transparent and equitable” – and that there should never need to be questions about the ethics of the decisions made.
Mr. Blee went on to say that the Coast community should be “treated honestly and fairly” and this was something he believed the Council could and should manage more effectively. He said “there should be honest and ethical leadership” and irrespective whether it is leases of Council owned land, Council contracts, Council grants or approvals of applications the basis of the decisions should be both plain to see and substantiated with unbiased evidence.