Capella local a council hopeful
NATALIE Curtis is a wife, mother and active member of the Capella community.
On top of her many commitments, Mrs Curtis has decided offering a "strong, honest voice" for all of the Central Highlands is another to add to her list, announcing her candidacy for Central Highlands councillor.
Living with her family on a Capella property, Mrs Curtis is the current Capella QCWA vice president, and channels her passion for local history through her volunteer tour guide role at the Capella Pioneer Village.
Having presented local issues at state conferences in the past, the council hopeful believes representing all Central Highlands communities on a local government level is the next step.
"Experience is needed in the council ranks, as are new ideas and a passion for the community. A strong voice is needed to speak up for all of us that live in this amazing part of Queensland."
Born in the Darling Downs, Mrs Curtis has lived in the Central Highlands for the past 20 years after first arriving to study at a Diploma of Agricultural Studies the Emerald Agricultural College.
Sporting infrastructure is close to home for Mrs Curtis, whose family's involvement with various sporting clubs has given her the opportunity to volunteer, and realise the importance of having the facilities to compete.
Safety and efficiency on the region's roads also ranked high on her list of concerns, along with a focus on the region's diverse industry and employment opportunities.