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Lismore’s new Mayor Steve Krieg said he has a quiet festive season planned in the lead up to his first meeting in the Council chambers.

Mr Krieg spoke to The Echo after his first official duty opening the new Dudgeon bridge on Thursday, before heading into the ‘welcome’ meeting in the Council chambers in the evening.

Mr Kreig said he’d been very busy. ‘I’m still running my business, but, I’m doing well. After January might be a different story.

Mr Krieg said it wasn’t necessarily a ‘good feeling’ to have attracted such a large percentage of the Lismore LGA vote. ‘It was reassuring that we weren’t alone in our beliefs that the community wanted a change.

‘But, also know that the cost councillors and mayors did their absolute best for this town, and that should never be forgotten. I’ve publicly acknowledged Vanessa and Isaac for the last term. I think they’ve done their best, but I think that the feeling in the community is that they just wanted us to head in a different direction.’

Mr Krieg said he was looking forward to meeting everyone in the evening and then getting ready for the return to duties on January 5. In the meantime, he has a very quiet Christmas planned.

‘My family, my parents are in Western Australia. They were planning on coming over. It doesn’t look like we will see them until March at the earliest –  I’ve got five kids and they’ll all be home.’

The new Mayor will Chair his first Council meeting on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.


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