In the Beers camp on election night.
In the Beers camp on election night. Paul Braven GLA030716ELECT

Gladstone will do well if promises are kept: Burnett

LABOR or Liberal, it doesn't matter who wins the election or the seat of Flynn, Gladstone will benefit, mayor Matt Burnett says.

Labor candidate Zac Beers promised $80 million for the Port Access Rd and $5 million for the Philip St Community Precinct. Coalition candidate Ken O'Dowd promised $130 million for the Rookwood Weir, $20 million to widen Philip St, $610,000 for sporting clubs and $10 million for CQUniversity upgrade.

"The Gladstone region is going to do well provided they keep their promises," he said.

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"Even if we have Zac and a Liberal government or Ken and a Labor government they need to honour their promises."

He said the promises weren't just plucked out of the air but were campaigned for by the council.

He even mentioned councillor Cindi Bush who had worked hard to secure the $10 million funding commitment from the Coalition for the CQUniversity upgrade.

He also noted this paper's campaign for a funding commitment from the two candidates before the election.

"We're lobbying for more money and won't stop lobbying," he said.

"I've told (Ken and Zac) to lobby for the electorate right up to the day the polling booths closed and every day after when they're in Canberra."



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