Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, with ALP candidate Chris Trevor and a number of Gladstone Regional Council councillors, announced $9 million funding for a road leading to the planned Philip Street precinct.
Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, with ALP candidate Chris Trevor and a number of Gladstone Regional Council councillors, announced $9 million funding for a road leading to the planned Philip Street precinct. Mara Pattison-Sowden

More pre-poll pledges for Flynn as pollies seek votes

DEPUTY Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was back in town yesterday to pledge $9 million for road access to the proposed Philip Street community precinct with ALP candidate Chris Trevor.

Meanwhile, incumbent MP Ken O'Dowd joined Gladstone councillors to farewell his predecessor, colleague and mentor Paul Neville.

Close to half a billion dollars is being invested by the Federal Labor Government in rebuilding and renewing infrastructure in Flynn, but the party is getting questioned on how it will afford all of these funding commitments.

Mr Albanese assured the media that all of the projects for Gladstone were fully costed for, but so far they are all contingent on other support.

Mr Trevor said under his watch the projects would go through no matter what happened.

"They would have to drag me out of Federal parliament to allow that to happen...I can't cop politicians taking stuff off this community," he said.

Mr Neville, Liberal MP for Hinkler, was thanked for his time serving the Gladstone community for almost 15 years before the electorate boundary changed.

Mayor Gail Sellers said he had secured millions of dollars for the roads system in Gladstone, including the Port Access Rd, Calliope River/Landing Rd and Kirkwood Rd.

Mr O'Dowd said Mr Neville had been a great mentor when he was elected and it was great to have a friend in Canberra.

Want to know what the Federal Election means for Flynn? You can find a comprehensive guide to the seat of Flynn here.

 

Would you vote in the elections if you didn’t have to?

This poll ended on 06 January 2014.

Current Results

Yes

81%

Only if there's an issue that's important to me

4%

No

14%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

 

Candidates for Flynn

  • Ken O'Dowd, Liberal National Party
  • Chris Trevor, Australian Labor Party
  • Steve Ensby, Palmer United Party
  • Duncan Scott, Independent
  • Richard Love, Katter's Australian Party
  • Serena Thompson, Australian Greens
  • Renae Moldre, Family First Party
  • Kinglsey Dickins, Rise Up Australia Party
  • Craig Tomsett, Independent

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FARWELL: Retiring Federal MP Paul Neville was thanked for his efforts to help Gladstone.
FARWELL: Retiring Federal MP Paul Neville was thanked for his efforts to help Gladstone. Christopher Chan


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