FRESH VIEW: Jason Rutkowski contemplates what he would do if he was mayor for the day.
FRESH VIEW: Jason Rutkowski contemplates what he would do if he was mayor for the day. Brenda Strong

More shops on the agenda for Mayor Jason

PROMOTING the attractions the Gladstone region has to offer is what Jason Rutkowski would change if he was mayor.

He also thinks that for a city of this size there could be more businesses and more shopping options.

The South Gladstone resident said he enjoyed PM's Fitness classes in his spare time.

"After one and a half years and I'm only just finding out about a lot of things," he said.

"I'm from Canada and I think they should embrace the natural environment and the reefs more.

"The reef is beautiful and we aren't exposed to natural wonders like that at home.

"I would try and promote it more. I only just found out about Lady Musgrave Island and that was through Facebook."

Mr Rutkowski works at Meales Concrete pumping, and said he understood it is always going to be difficult to deal with the influx of workers.

"They do a good job handling the big population growth," he said.

"It would be difficult to deal with the fly-in fly-out workers but I would create more activities to try and get them to stay.

"The facilities in the region are up to date but workers don't know about them.

"People need to be told about 1770, Lady Musgrave Island and Heron Island when they arrive here."

He said in Canada a city of this size would be very different.

"A lot of people live here but I feel the options for everything are pretty limited," he said

"There doesn't seem to be many businesses or varieties of shops. I would try and promote a variety of options for everyone.

"But I've never thought about being a politician. It's a very tough job."



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