February 27, 2020
Kingaroy-based disability advocate Rhonda Trivett is the latest candidate to put up their hand for a seat around the South Burnett Regional Council table.
Ms Trivett announced her intention to run for Division 3 – against sitting councillor Danita Potter – on Wednesday evening.
She told southburnett.com.au that things have to change in the South Burnett.
“I really didn’t want to do this, but there’s a lot of talk (from council) and no action,” she said.
“I know all the problems and I hate them. I feel I have to do something.
“I am going to do my darnedest to make that change happen.
“I thought, while I’m still alive, I will do it!”
Ms Trivett said she had been encouraged by the support she had been getting.
“When I told people, they said ‘go for it’,” she said.
“I hope I will be working with Keith (Campbell) next year.”
Ms Trivett recently relaunched her South Burnett Peace Of Mind peer-to-peer support group in Wondai.
The group plans to offer activities to assist people who have “fallen through cracks” of the usual welfare supports.
In 2018, Rhonda was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award at the South Burnett Regional Council’s annual Australia Day awards.
South Burnett Peace Of Mind operated a drop-in centre in Kingaroy for several years, and organised the annual White Dove Ball.