Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Council Sends Wish List to Candidates

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Council Sends Wish List to Candidates

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Byline: CAMERON CROHON

TWENTY-ONE days into the election campaign and how much money has been promised by either party for projects in Banana Shire?

Zero.

How many Federal Government ministers have visited the Banana Shire district?

None.

How many times has local MP Chris Trevor visited and talked to local voters?

Never.

How many big name Coalition representatives have toured the shire?

One.

These are the reasons Banana Shire is being labelled the C[pounds sterling]forgotten people of FlynnC[yen] by acting Mayor Vaughn Becker and his deputy Warren Middleton.

C[pounds sterling]We are asking the candidates, particularly the two representing the big parties, where is the commitment to local projects,C[yen] Cr Becker said. C[pounds sterling]You are the local men, what are your commitments to the local area? At the moment there are none.C[yen]

Council has supplied the candidates for Flynn with a funding C[pounds sterling]wish listC[yen] but are concerned that, with only weeks remaining until voters go to the polls, there has been absolutely no announcements relating directing to Banana Shire. …

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