EXPERIENCED: Councillor-elect Wayne Wendt, pictured on polling day, will put his hand up to be the next deputy mayor.
EXPERIENCED: Councillor-elect Wayne Wendt, pictured on polling day, will put his hand up to be the next deputy mayor.

Wendt makes his case for Ipswich deputy mayor

COUNCILLOR-ELECT Wayne Wendt has put his hand up to be deputy mayor.

Mr Wendt, who will be sworn in as the councillor for Division 5 after Easter when the final poll is declared, is keen to take up the post vacated by retiring Ipswich councillor Victor Attwood.

Cr Attwood held the position for 12 years and the QT understands up to possibly five councillors are keen on the role.

Mr Wendt is the Ipswich Jets CEO and busy completing tasks for the club before taking up his new position in council.

The former Ipswich West MP will focus on economic growth and job creation in council and said he would be a strong support for Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale.

"As a deputy mayor I believe I would be able to assist the mayor even more in the area of job generation opportunities," Mr Wendt said. "That is an area I am very interested in exploring.

"I would be very interested in a deputy's role based on the fact that I also probably represent a good compromise candidate.

"I will bring some new ideas and alternative suggestions and thoughts to council, based on my experience in business and parliament."

* The QT will be speaking to all of the possible candidates with further coverage to follow.

Who would get your vote for deputy mayor of Ipswich?

This poll ended on 29 March 2016.

Current Results

Wayne Wendt

7%

Cheryl Bromage

13%

Paul Tully

13%

Andrew Antoniolli

44%

David Morrison

21%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.