Uli Liessmann on highway

Uli Liessmann lives in Home Hill and was a Burdekin Shire Councillor from 2012 to 2020.

A truly local man, Uli completed his education and trade qualifications in the Burdekin and was employed at Parkside Timber Co., Inkerman Mill Home Hill and the Herberton Shire Council.

He then joined the family business in Home Hill – Liessmann and Sons Retail Hardware including Plumbing, Drainage and Gas Fitting.

He is married and has two children.

As an active member of the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce he was president for three years and is now vice president.

He has been member of the Ayr Life Saver Club, Burdekin Sailing Club, Ayr Swimming Club and participated in Martial Arts, Boxing and Kickboxing as a trainer and coach.

Travelled extensively through Australia and Europe.  He has also visited the United States of America and South Africa.


Educated in the Burdekin and completed Primary education at the Ayr State School and Secondary education Ayr State High School.

Attended TAFE and completed Art and Sports Trainer/Coach courses.

Trade qualifications include Plumbing, Drainage and Gas Fitting as well as other minor qualifications.

Council Committees and External Organisations

During his time as a councillor Uli was a representative on the following committees and organisations.

  • Home Hill Chamber of Commerce
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee
  • Community Grants Panel
  • Beachmount Reserve Management Group
  • Burdekin Landcare Group


Uli has an eclectic set of hobbies and interests including membership of the following organisations:

  • Master Plumbers Association
  • Burdekin Art Society
  • Umbrella Studio Townsville
  • Perc Tucket Regional Gallery Townsville
  • Burdekin RSL


Uli has had a number of solo art exhibitions in the Burdekin, Townsville and Sydney.

His pictures have been sold throughout Australia and Germany.

The Home Hill Ephemera in the Lloyd Mann Gardens was instigated by Uli and he is the artist who created the two permanent sculptures currently exhibited in the park.  He also designed and built the Burdekin Burning Man for the Sweet Days, Hot Nights Cane Festival.

Uli’s creations entered in the Home Hill Ephemera in the Lloyd Mann Gardens have amused both locals and visitors to the region.

With a keen interest in art over many years Uli has been an member of the Burdekin Art Society and has had his paintings featured in several local and regional art exhibitions.