Mayor and Councillors
Mayor Andy Ireland
Mayor@livingstone.qld.gov.au I Mobile 0459 101 130
Mayor Andy Ireland is a local of the Livingstone Shire region, having grown up in both Rockhampton and Yeppoon and living in Yeppoon since 1980. Although working in different places throughout Australia throughout his career, Mayor Ireland has always considered the Livingstone Shire region as his home.
With a professional background in management accounting, governance, change management, and local government, Mayor Ireland also has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in accounting and management, is a Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants Australia, and has completed the Australian Company Directors course. Over the past 20 years Mayor Ireland has consulted to local government or been directly employed within it, having held various positions such as Chief Operating Officer, General Manager, and Chief Executive Officer. Since retiring from local government in 2016, Mayor Ireland and his wife purchased café, Whisk Yeppoon, which his wife and children now run.
Mayor Ireland is committed to encouraging investment into the region in order to stimulate the economy and create more jobs, which ultimately increases council’s rates base and allows downwards pressure on rates. He is passionate about Livingstone being one shire where all localities receive equal consideration and attention from council.
Mayor Ireland is also committed to transparency in council, and ensuring community engagement becomes a natural part of how council operates.
Portfolio holder of Economic Development and Regional Advocacy and Intergovernmental Relations.
Councillor Adam Belot, Deputy Mayor
Mobile 0427 311 430
Cr Belot is a firm advocate for small and large business development and is involved in multiple sporting clubs and community groups across the Capricorn Coast including CQ Board Riders, Yeppoon Choral Society, Capricorn Coast Soccer Club, Yeppoon Gymnastics Club and Yeppoon Little Athetes. He has studied teaching, taught at Central Queensland TAFE and successfully runs his own small business.
Cr Belot is a strong, caring and empowered Councillor committed to transparency, innovations and sustainability. He works to cut unnecessary costs, reduce waste and stimulate growth for the region. He is raising his family in this community and wants to see it thrive and prosper for a healthy, rich and sustainable future.
Portfolio holder of Organisational Performance
Councillor Nigel Hutton
Mobile 0427 269 248
Serving the community is at the heart of Councillor Hutton’s work; his desire is to ‘make a difference’. Cr Hutton is a local school teacher, who aspires for young people, families, retirees and pensioners to have a strong sense of belonging and community ownership for the Shire. His commitment is to financial responsibility, team work and community engagement. Cr Hutton is passionate about serving our community and has been a dedicated member of the Yeppoon Lions and an organiser for the annual Pinefest celebrations for ten years.
Cr Hutton has previously served as Deputy Mayor, portfolio councillor for Finance, Administration with sub portfolio of Youth Development and the Arts, Digital Economy and Innovation Champion, Committee Chair for the Planning, finance, innovations and business excellence committee and as Chairman of the Audit Risk and Business Improvement Committee.
Portfolio holder of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure
Councillor Pat Eastwood
Mobile 0437 410 833
Councillor Pat Eastwood is well known in the Capricorn Coast community as the owner and operator of Capricorn Coast Learn 2 Surf for the past 12 years, as well as School Chaplain at Yeppoon State High School for the last 17 years.
Moving to the Capricorn Coast in 2001, Cr Eastwood and his family fell in love with the region and he is dedicated to seeing it continue to flourish while keeping its coastal charm.
From hospitality, including managing a successful restaurant to policing where Cr Eastwood’s interest and concern for youth started and led him to help establish a PCYC, his passion for community has always been at the forefront of his work.
Cr Eastwood has a strong focus and passion for youth, disability and aged care services and promoting our region’s beauty to attract further tourism and enhance our local economy.
Portfolio holder of Healthy and Inclusive Community
Councillor Glenda Mather
Mobile 0437 647 573
Cr Mather has earned a reputation as a passionate, free-thinking maverick and a hard working Councillor for her constituents.
Cr Mather first became a Councillor for the Livingstone Shire Council in 1988 where she served until 2000. After a term out of office she returned as a Councillor from 2004-2008 before being elected to the Rockhampton Regional Council in 2008 and 2012.
Cr Mather works tirelessly for a better deal for rural residents and has been known to challenge a range of State Government regulations. She is a believer in strong financial control, a fair rating system, strategic land management, nurturing business acumen, addressing youth employment and establishing environmental awareness in our community.
Cr Mather's vision for Livingstone Shire Council is for it to be clean, green and growing, with a flourishing tourist trade
Portfolio holder of Transport (Roads, Drainage, Pathways)
Councillor Tanya Lynch
Mobile 0459 334 780
Tanya Lynch is a local businesses owner and a resident of the region for the past 14 years, raising her family in Livingstone, while also running several hospitality businesses in the area over the past 10 years.
Tanya is committed to an ethos of hard work, collaboration, positivity, transparency and teamwork.
In her first term as a Councillor for Livingstone Shire Council, Tanya’s aim is to ensure Council is committed to the goals and objectives of its vital plans to make this region a sustainable, environmentally focussed, liveable, financially stable and progressive region.
With a passion for growing our tourism, agriculture, business and industry sectors to stimulate the local economy, Tanya believes in working with a Council team that is united and empowers one another and listens with respect and understanding.
With her business knowledge and background, Tanya looks forward to representing the voices of the wider Livingstone Shire community.
Portfolio holder of Vibrant Community (Tourism, Events and Culture)
Councillor Andrea Friend
Mobile 0459 392 411
Born and raised in Brisbane, Councillor Andrea Friend relocated to Yeppoon in 2004 where she met her husband, spending the last 16 years enjoying our regions beautiful beaches, rural settings and friendly community.
Being an active member of the community, Councillor Friend has been a member of several not-for-profit organisations including the SES Yeppoon from 2011 -2019, Community Radio Keppel FM and The Yeppoon Choral Society.
In her first term as Councillor for Livingstone Shire Council, Councillor Friend believes consistent and timely provision of service and maintenance, containment of rate rises, encouragement for growth in new business and optimum use of current council facilities are just some of the important tasks that need to be achieved to improve our Shire’s liveability.
She has a mature outlook and energy to communicate with people from all walks of life and is thrilled to be serving the Livingstone Shire region.
Portfolio holder Water, Waste Management and the Environment
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