Pollies back country post offices

THE fight to keep the Banana, Rolleston and Dululu post offices open has received some heavyweight support.

LNP candidate for Flynn Ken O'Dowd has called on Liberal Queensland Senator Ian Macdonald to take the fight to Canberra.

Mr O'Dowd said while in Rolleston the previous day they found out the post office faced an uncertain future and quickly discovered the situation was similar in Banana and Dululu.

“The closure of these post offices in not good for their communities in any way, shape or form,” Mr O'Dowd said.

“It is a big issue for these communities, where they have had a mail service for over 100 years and have now been given three months notice that the service is likely to discontinue.”

Senator Macdonald said when parliament next sits, he would be taking the matter up with the Senate Estimates committee.

Mr O'Dowd was due to talk with farmers living along the Dee River near Dululu about their concerns over water supply yesterday afternoon, particularly about the toxicity of the water in the Dee River, which comes down from Mt Morgan.

Mr O'Dowd said the Government wants to charge these farmers for the water.

He said they were also being asked to cover the expense of installing water metres and associated pipe work.



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