David steps down after 12 years
"THE worst thing is having a retired councillor telling you what to do, and I don't intend to be one of them."
And on that note, Capella farmer David Brimblecombe is stepping down from the Central Highlands council after 12 years in local government.
He emailed his intentions last week to friends and associates in the former Peak Downs Shire, asking for someone to show the 'community heart, business skills and willingness to commit the time' to stand at the March 31 election.
"I got into council for the right reasons. The day I decided to stand was when we opened the aquatic centre for Capella, and I still feel like I'm leaving on a positive note too," Cr Brimblecombe said.
"I've really enjoyed it - it has been a learning curve, an interesting and rewarding job."
Cr Brimblecombe said it was all about being part of a team "prepared to make the hard decisions when you had to, considering what a community wants, but looking at it from a whole regional viewpoint as to what you can provide".
An internal overhaul of the council late last year gave him hope it would move forward as a sound business model. The father of three intends to go on overseas adventures with wife Julienne.