Noosa 'warrior' loses battle with illness
ONE of Noosa's staunchest protectors, Stan Chandler, the long-serving president of the shire's residents and ratepayer association, has died after a long illness.
Mr Chandler was fearless in his protection of Noosa's lifestyle and especially of the river and its surrounds.
He was one of the "Noosa legends" who figured in online interviews during the de-amalgamation battle.
Mr Chandler for many years faced down any and all developments the local community deemed inappropriate, and the Labor stalwart was only too happy to tell the ALP state government what he thought of forced council amalgamations.
Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington paid tribute to Mr Chandler.
"Stan was a passionate advocate for Noosa and a genuine community stalwart," he said. "He was always willing to take a public stand in defence of Noosa.
"Stan will be remembered as one of Noosa's warriors."
He is survived by wife Rae and his family, including children Deidre, Stephen and Wendy.