Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Rockhampton's Mayor Accused of Being Greedy

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Rockhampton's Mayor Accused of Being Greedy

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Byline: KERRI-ANNE MESNER

ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council's Mayor Brad Carter has been accused of C[pounds sterling]again trying to greedily grab any benefitsC[yen] that might flow from new industries coming to Central Queensland.

Gladstone Regional Councillor Maxine Brushe lashed out during Tuesday's Gladstone council meeting at comments made by Cr Carter on local television news bulletins following a Galilee and Bowen Basin Council of Mayors meeting.

Cr Carter told journalists there was a C[pounds sterling]need for a high speed light rail link between Rockhampton and Gladstone that would allow for residents from Rockhampton to access work in Gladstone and for Gladstone residents to access shopping and health services in RockhamptonC[yen].

C[pounds sterling]This is an insult to the communities that are feeling real impacts of LNG developments and is nothing short of Rockhampton again trying to greedily grab any benefits that might flow from this development,C[yen] Cr Brushe said. …

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