Director, Moranbah Discount Tyres and Mechanical
Having lived in Mackay, Airlie Beach and Moranbah for over 30 years I have an excellent understanding of the economic needs of the region. My commitment towards economic development in the local communities is evidenced through the growth of Moranbah Discount Tyres and Mechanical which now employs 38 employees, having commenced with 9 employees. Local employment allows families to live, work and spend in the local region. Essential to the success of economic development is establishing a stable economic platform that is immune to the boom bust cycle of mining. There are many strategies available to support this development including support for new businesses to access government grants and funding to recruit the unemployed. Diversification is essential to successful economic development, a strategy utilised to support the growth of Moranbah Discount Tyres and Mechanical through the provision of services to ensure that the community can shop locally. Innovation is key to ensure that development remains focussed on future needs of the local community.