Ann Bell


Ann Bell is running as an independent candidate. She lives in Speewah and has a facebook page

She has responded to our questionnaire and also sent us her bio, which is pasted below. On her facebook page, she lists her aims as

  • Transparent, financially sound governance

  • Consultation with and for residents in a cohesive and rational manner

  • Sustainable development

  • Preservation of resources

  • Focused and integrated services to the whole community

  • Positive outcomes for all constituents in the shire


Ann Bell

52 Forest Close Speewah.4881 QLD

Mobile:0419803650 Email: [email protected]

I have lived in Speewah since relocating from Naracoorte in the South East of South Australia in 2013.

I have a background in health including nursing, work health and safety, risk and accreditation systems. I have also been involved in the education and training of aged care workers in FNQ’s remote communities such as Palm Island, Weipa and Mornington Island. Currently I am a Regional Assessor on the tablelands undertaking assessments and referrals for services to support people living in their homes, to ensure that they can remain at home for as long as possible.

During my time in Naracoorte South Australia, I served as a councillor for 7 years on the Naracoorte Lucindale Council and was Deputy Mayor for a year during that period.

I have decided to nominate for a position within the Mareeba Shire as I believe that all councils must be appropriately managed using transparent, sustainable governance and development, in particular the support of businesses and preservation of natural resources.

Having lived in South Australia, said to be, the driest state on the driest continent on earth. I have seen development that has had detrimental impacts on populations, landscapes and wildlife. This is not to say I am anti – business, I have in the past run family businesses with my husband Graeme, however development must be well scrutinized to ensure that resources belonging to the people are protected, to ensure that future generations can enjoy the magnificent environment we inhabit.

I will be visiting constituents leading up to the election on the 28th March 2020 and look forward to discussing your issues and how you believe those issues should be managed.

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