GREAT Lakes councillor Len Roberts still has a drive for the job after 20 years serving the public and says a new term of council will bring with it new challenges.
Provided Cr Roberts is successful in his bid for a seat on the council after September's elections, he has told the Nota of his plans in the coming term.
"There's two...no...three things that is particularly important," he told the Nota.
"Jimmys Beach [replenishment], the Marine Drive development which must be made more user friendly for kids and families and the [rejuvenation of the] Myall River which needs to be fixed up permanently," he said.
He proposed transforming the river back into a safe system for people to use, harking back to the river's halcyon days long before cars ploughed up and down the main roads.
"People have forgotten about that," he said.
But his focus is not solely squared on Tea Gardens.
"The roads out to Pindimar, Bundabah and North Arm Cove all need to be sealed," he said.
He hoped with the help of his Tea Gardens constituent, Carol McCaskie, such initiatives could be delivered.
"She is a great thinker and its good having each others support," he said.
Any talk of a seat at the head of the chamber would need some consideration, given Cr Roberts' locality to the council's office, but said the incumbent mayor Jan McWilliams was doing a fine job.
"I am happy with the way she has conducted herself as mayor," he said.
"I have a lot of respect for Jan and things are going very well."
Great Lakes Council elections will be held on September 8.