Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Playford Endorses Assets Sale Plan

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Playford Endorses Assets Sale Plan

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Byline: Bill Hoffman

MP MEETING

SUNSHINE Coast councillors have met with local Members of Parliament in Brisbane to continue to press for key policy objectives.

Mayor Mark Jamieson used the gathering, the fifth of its kind since he introduced the Sunshine Coast First forum last year, to explain details of the new Sunshine Coast Futures Board.

"It was well received, given the calibre of the members," Mr Jamieson said.

"They will make the right connections and help attract investment."

Federal government representatives were missing from the gathering because Parliament was sitting in Canberra.

NOOSA Mayor Noel Playford has praised the state budget as courageous, given the reaction to asset sales under Labor - but said it needed to be.

Mr Playford said the issue must be tackled if Queensland was to regain its Triple A credit rating and reduce the huge amount of interest it paid on borrowings.

"Queensland's finances were heading to be out of control," Mr Playford said. …

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