Queanbeyan personality and long-term businessman Peter Lindbeck says it’s time for him to give back to the region that’s been “unbelievably good” to him since he was born here in 1960.
Peter, along with wife Ruth, took over ownership of Lindbeck’s Butchery from dad Peter’s dad Bill in 1978. Peter believes that Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council needs some fresh faces and fresh ideas.
Peter admits he’s always been opinionated but looks forward to bringing a strong vision and deep care for the people of the region to council if elected. “I’ve had pressure from various political parties in the past, and nearly put my hat in the ring once or twice. but I feel that the time is now right. I’m running as part of a team that’s energetic, passionate and real,” Peter says.
“I want to see Queanbeyan in particular maintain that country town feel about it. I’m backing Kenrick and his group because in 2021 we want councillors who are prepared to stand up and help, and not constantly think about what’s in it for them.”
Peter was born in Queanbeyan in 1960 and attended St Edmund’s College before starting work for dad Bill at Lindbeck’s Butchery in 1978. Lindbeck’s sausages are world-famous – “we’ve used the same recipe since uncles Tom and Jim both opened butcher shops on Monaro Street in the 1940s” – but perhaps not as famous as the legendary green sausages he launched as part of the Canberra Raiders’ premiership campaign against the Balmain Tigers in 1989.