Welcome to ValSchier.com.au
Val Schier - Mayor, Cairns Regional Council
I was delighted to be elected as the first female Mayor of the newly amalgamated Cairns Regional Council in March 2008.
Being in this position gave me a unique opportunity to influence the future direction of our region which is blessed by having two world heritage areas on the doorstep: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests.
My Council increased the focus on community engagement, sustainability and the environment whilst implementing strategies to support economic development.
It was a challenge, with a diverse group of councillors, huge infrastructure needs - water, theatres, flood mitigation, public transport, sporting facilities - the increased demand for services, the global financial crisis and downturns in tourism and construction impacting heavily on the economy and employment.
I felt privileged to lead a Council which set a vision to improve our well-being and tropical lifestyle and position us, both nationally and internationally, as a significant region.
I have suspended this website; however, I am always interested to hear from the people from inside and outside our region. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or comments.
- Postal: PO Box 2, Machans Beach, Queensland, 4878
- Telephone: 07 4055 0353
This website is completely independent of Council and is personally funded.