Mayor Peta MacRae

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"I will be focusing on creating a better lifestyle and sense of community for Mount Isa and all of its residents."


Register of Interest of Councillor

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Councillor Bio

Peta MacRae came to Mount Isa from Central Queensland in 1997 as a teacher and has embraced outback community life ever since.

As a wife, mother and businesswomen, she has strived for self-improvement and success in all areas and firmly believes that you get back what you put into things, and that the harder you work, the luckier you are.

She has worked in many positions within Education Queensland, has been involved in many community groups such as the Quamby Rodeo committee, Zonta, and Commerce North West, and, more recently, is chair of the Country Universities Centre Mount Isa board.

She has also served as a Councillor for Mount Isa City Council for 8 years, occupying the portfolios of sport and recreation, tourism and events, youth, community engagement, the pool, and the library.

Her passion for local government has led her to further study, including the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) course and an MBA.

Mayor MacRae’s priorities for the local area are strengthening the economy through encouraging diversity of business, growing our own through educational opportunities and professional development, and creating an appealing and livable city to attract residents and visitors alike.

Mayor MacRae believes Mount Isa has a bright future as a leading regional city and is determined to advocate for the people of the North West and creating the lifestyle and opportunities they deserve while living in what has been the economic powerhouse of the state and country.