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Table for nine? No worries!

IT has been a classic case of third time lucky for well-known Moree restaurateur George Chiu, who was elected to Moree Plains Shire Council at the weekend.

Mr Chiu had tried but failed at two previous local government elections but this time round registered a resounding success to join Katrina Humphries, Sue Price, Stephen Ritchie, Jim Crawford, Greg Smith, Kerry Cassells, Mike Montgomery and John Tramby as a newly-elected member of Moree Plains Shire Council.

“No worries,” Mr Chiu quipped.

“I am forever grateful to all the Moree shire residents that have put their faith in me and I will endeavour to do what I believe is best for the entire shire,” Mr Chiu said.

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It’s a case of third time luck for George Chiu, one of Moree Plains Shire’s new councillors.

“I have the utmost confidence in Moree and its future and now that I am an elected representative of this wonderful town I will use all the resources available to make it an even better place to live.”

Hard work – and plenty of it over the years – has enabled Mr Chiu to become one of Moree’s most successful, and popular, businessmen.

And now the owner of Moree’s Dragon Phoenix Resort – the centre of ongoing expansion – plans to take his work ethic to the shire he loves.

“I want to help Moree grow today and in the future . . . Moree is a town full of opportunity, especially with its vast, rural agricultural industry,” Mr Chiu said.

“Moree also needs greater employment opportunities for the younger generation as well as diversification of the local economy, and I would like to see greater emphasis on taking advantage of business opportunities with our major trading partners,” he said.

“We should utilise our resources to create secondary industries, which in turn will provide massive long-term employment opportunities, especially for the younger residents in the shire.”

Words and Image Copyright Bill Poulos 2016