Banana Council presents wish list
BANANA Shire Council has issued sitting Labor Member for Flynn Chris Trevor and Liberal National Party endorsed candidate Ken O'Dowd with a wish list.
Mayor John Hooper said the list had been sent to the two major party candidates and would be sent to Greens Party candidate Anne Goddard, as well as to the Family First candidate, Diane Hancock-Mills, in the near future.
The list includes the need for a new Biloela Water source; sealing of unsealed section of the main road at Cracow; implementation of shire-wide waste strategy to meet legislative and environmental requirements; Thangool Aerodrome upgrading; Leichhardt Centre at Taroom and the need for a regional art gallery.
Gladstone Regional Council does not have a wish list to present to Flynn's federal election candidates.
Cr Hooper said he had heard Rockhampton Regional Council had also submitted a list to its candidates.
However, Deputy Mayor Gail Sellers said the highest-priority federal road project continued to be the Calliope crossroads intersection upgrade.
To date, the Labor Party has committed up to $55 million for the project, but the Liberal National Party has yet to make any commitment prior to 2014.
National Party Leader Warren Truss told Gladstone Regional Council on July 22 there would be a new Auslink program during the 2014/15 financial year.
“The funding for this program is currently committed by the current government,” he said.
“I can't give a commitment,” he said.