Elec­tion will have an im­pact

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Emily Smith

IT’S all shap­ing up to be an in­ter­est­ing few weeks in state pol­i­tics.

And what­ever the out­come, it’s likely to have big reper­cus­sions for the bush, so make sure you’ve marked Jan­uary 31 on the cal­en­dar to have your say.

Power prices will be in­flu­enced by what be­comes of our as­sets, with LNP propos­ing to lease and ALP want­ing them merged.

The cur­rent gov­ern­ment has kicked off its prom­ise to up­grade the Monto-Mt Perry road, and many would ar­gue roads are the big­gest is­sue in our elec­torate.

Any ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture prom­ises will score points, and job cre­ation will be paramount to the fu­ture of the North Bur­nett.

But while word on the street points to­wards a rise in num­bers away from the Na­tion­als, his­tor­i­cally one of their safest seats in the state, the swing is not nec­es­sar­ily in La­bor’s favour.

With seven can­di­dates fronting for this elec­torate, we all have a lot to con­sider be­fore the big day at the end of the month.

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