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Heart of the Channel Country

Paul Hockings, Chief Executive OfficerMichael Parker, CEO

Paul comes to Barcoo Shire Council following an extensive and varied career across local government, community relations, mining and agribusiness, with 29 years in rural and remote Australia. 

Paul is a CPA qualified General Manager who has been a finance consultant in Western Queensland. His most recent employee role was at Longreach Regional Council where he was the Director of Corporate Services responsible for financial management, commercial services, town planning, land and leasing, local laws and rural lands management, IT, payroll, creditors, rates, debtors and procurement. 

Paul enjoys walking, fitness and sporting activities. Paul's family includes Michelle who has also taken on a records position with Council together with their 3 children, Makaela (studying medicine in Hobart), Darcie (studying business law in Brisbane) and Thomas (Downlands College in Toowoomba). 

Paul is looking forward to attending many community events throughout the Channel Country and meeting local residents and ratepayers. 

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Please forward all correspondence to:

Chief Executive Officer
Barcoo Shire Council
Po Box 14
Jundah, QLD 4736