Connecting the dots

By Angela Dorizas
However, through strong leadership, community spirit and a little bit of ingenuity, Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council has shown that it is
possible to do more with less.
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council is located 375km north-west of Brisbane.
The local government area covers 3130 hectares of land, within Wakka Wakka tribal boundaries and bordering Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) territory.
It has a population of about 2000 and an unemployment rate of 67 per cent.
In recent years the council has changed its modus operandi to tackle ongoing challenges within the community.
Cherbourg mayor Sam Murray says all too often small, remote councils are seen as “breeding grounds for dictatorwannabees”.
But the first-time mayor hopes to challenge that perception.
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