Greg’s Portfolios

Each Councillor has been assigned a Portfolio which extends beyond his/her Divisional responsibilities and spreads across the entire region.

My current portfolios are listed below:

COVID -19 Recovery

As we hopefully move forward from the devastating effects of the pandemic we need to prepare for the multiple challenges that face the both the residential and commercial communities.

Part of this process includes the Human & Social Recovery Committee and the Economic  Recovery Committee. Each of these are represented by multiple agencies who provide input and feedback relevant to their specific role.

Appropriately, all public statements and media releases are either issued or approved by Queensland Health who are the lead agency during the administration and recovery processes.

Deputy Chair – Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG)

A LDMG is established under s29 of the Disaster Management Act 2003 which has been legislated to support Local Government in the delivery of disaster management services and responsibilities in Preventing, Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from, Disaster events. 

As the Deputy Chair of the LDMG, my role is to support the Mayor in his role as the Chair in ensuring that all legislative requirements are addressed before, during and after any disaster event. The Mayor also has the authority to deploy Council resources to assist Emergency Services in protecting life and property.

LDMG’s include representatives of all Emergency Services, Utility Providers, Community Aid Associations, Education Department and basically any group whose expertise can be drawn on from across the community during or following a disaster.

Airport Operations

All matters associated with the operation of the Bundaberg Airport including passenger facilities, concessions, commercial precinct, hanger leases, airline scheduling, etc. 

Latest News

THE VALUE OF TESTIMONIALS
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One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is to receive positive feedback from members of the community regarding … Continue reading



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PUBLIC STATEMENT Cr Greg Barnes, Representative for Division 5 20/03/2020 The Office of the Independent Assessor (OIA) has released the … Continue reading


POLITICAL HANDS-OFF FOR MEET & GREET SESSIONS
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NOMINATION FOR DIVISION 5 RE-ELECTION LODGED
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I have today nominated for re-election as the representative for Division 5 of the Bundaberg Regional Council. 20 years of … Continue reading


MONEY’S CREEK MOTION VOTED DOWN
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Yesterday,17th December, I put forward the following Notice of Motion regarding the issues facing Money’s Creek:- That Council:  Create a … Continue reading


NOTICE OF MOTION – MONEY’S CREEK UPPER LAGOON
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This morning I have given notice that at the next Ordinary Meeting of Council scheduled  for Tuesday 17th December 2019, … Continue reading


RESIGNATION FROM SISTER CITIES COMMITTEE
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This afternoon I tendered my resignation from Council’s Sister City Advisory Committee (SCAC), effective immediately and for person reasons.


BRC DISASTER DASHBOARD
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I know that I repeat this message every year as we approach the storm/fire season however I think that it’s … Continue reading


REQUEST SUBMITTED FOR BARGARA ROAD TURN-OFF LANE
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NIELSON PARK UPGRADES
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Having received several requests for improved picnic infrastructure at the northern end of Nielson Park, I’m pleased to advise that … Continue reading



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