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    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Councils keep Queensland ticking over

    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Thursday, December 27, 2012

    Councils keep Queensland ticking over

    Queensland’s streets and parks will be clean and rubbish free over the Christmas break thanks to a dedicated cohort of council workers.

    Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said while the majority of Queenslanders were enjoying a well-earned break, it would be business as usual for many council staff.

    “Local councils are the backbone of communities both large and small,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    “Councils around the state keep providing the essential services that allow the rest of us to kick back and enjoy ourselves.

    “In the good times they work hard, in the tough times like storm season, they work even harder.

    “Residents expect a certain level of service and it doesn’t matter what the conditions, all of the State’s 73 councils are on the job rain, hail or shine.

    “But it’s not just rubbish; staff have been out and about checking picnic tables and mowing grass in our parks and recreation areas so they’re ready for use.

    “It’s during the Christmas period when our favourite picnic spots come under the most strain and  it’s council staff who make sure the barbecues work and the toilets flush.

    “A Queensland summer wouldn’t be the same without them.”

    [ENDS] 27 December 2012

    Media Contact: David Crisafulli 0419 197 947