Locals happy despite PM no-show
THE Prime Minister didn’t show up, but the people of Agnes Water were able to have a “meet-and-greet” with the Greens and LNP candidates this week.
Member for Flynn Chris Trevor was showing Julia Gillard around Emerald and had to miss the event, and while disappointed, most accepted his excuse.
Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce Inc. secretary Georgia Hughes said it was understandable Mr Trevor had other priorities, but those who attended were more than happy to have a chat with Anne Goddard (Greens) and Ken O’Dowd (LNP).
“It’s good to see a Greens candidate in Agnes Water/Seventeen Seventy,” Ms Hughes said. “The Greens will do well in this election and people are seeing that they are a viable political alternative.”
However, Ms Hughes said most of people’s concerns in the area were more state, as opposed to federal, issues, but were still listened to by the candidates.
“People are worried about the lack of a high school, the lack of medical services and roads,” she said.
A spokesman for Mr O’Dowd said the LNP candidate was pleased to be able to commit to the cause for a high school in Agnes Water.
“Ken was able to commit $5 million seed money to assist the State Government to build a high school in Agnes Water,” he said.