Bowen to lobby govt

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

What are you most proud of achiev­ing over the past year?

I’m proud of achiev­ing for di­vi­sion five the all-bi­tu­men road from Gayndah to Mundubbera via the river, the bi­tu­men of the Mt Stead­man road and now we have bi­tu­men from south to Mingo Cross­ing which is great for the car­a­vans. Trav­el­ling to Mingo and start­ing the Ban Ban Springs Ad­vi­sory Group.

How do you feel the past 12 months have gone?

Quick and busy.

What were your big­gest chal­lenges faced dur­ing your first year in coun­cil? Both pro­fes­sion­ally and per­son­ally?

All chal­lenges are big, I like be­ing in coun­cil and just work hard for the com­mu­nity.

What are your pri­or­i­ties for the next three years?

To find time to get out in the com­mu­nity and talk to the ratepay­ers. To lobby the State Gov­ern­ment to bi­tu­men seal Gayndah-Mt Perry and Monto-Mt Perry roads. What have been the big­gest sur­prises of the past 12 months?

My big­gest sur­prise was to re­ceive over $2 mil­lion from the State Gov­ern­ment and over two from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment for a new bridge over Deep Creek on the Gayndah –Mundubbera road. How great it is to see State, Fed­eral and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment all work­ing to­gether.

Re­ceiv­ing money from State Gov­ern­ment for Queens­land projects, with this money we will see and up­grade Mt Perry foot­path.

Coun­cil­lor John Bowen.

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