Cr Rick Kearney (Deputy Mayor) Cr Rick Kearney (Deputy Mayor)

 

Mobile:  0400 353 009
Email:    
rkearney@grc.qld.gov.au 

Portfolio: Road and Infrastructure

Pastimes & Hobbies: An active member of the Photography Club, the Performing Arts Group and the Rotary Club, all based in Goondiwindi.  He is also President of the Goondiwindi Gun Club.

Community Activities: Involved in numerous community organisations.

Councillor Kearney was first elected as a Councillor in 2004, (with the former Goondiwindi Town Council). Following the amalgamations in 2008 he was elected to sit on the new Goondiwindi Regional Council and has since successfully contested the 2012 Elections.

 

Councillor Kearney has been appointed Deputy Mayor, by his fellow Councillors, for the second term. He holds the position of Chairperson for the Local Disaster Management Group and the Road Safety Committee as well as being a Council Representative on the Downs and Surat Basin Association of Councils and the Regional Roads Group.

With 36 years' experience as a Police Officer, Councillor Kearney has a broad knowledge and understanding of the fundamental issues facing communities.  His special interest is in the built environment and infrastructure field and he places a strong focus on the liveability of communities across the regional area. Feedback from residents across the whole of the regional area is welcomed and discussion encouraged regarding any Council related matters.

"I will strive to ensure that the whole community, including the rural and remote areas, are represented in a fair and equitable manner."

Married to wife Michelle, Councillor Kearney has three (3) grown children living and working locally, and he is also a doting Grandfather to six (6) small grandchildren.