KATTER STOPS BY FOR A PIE
Pollie keen on irrigation proposal
KATTER’S Australian Party leader and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has paid a flying visit to Biggenden and Coalstoun Lakes.
Mr Katter arrived in the region last Thursday morning, going straight to a meeting with Bundaberg Taxi Co representatives to discuss options for taxi drivers across Queensland.
Accompanied by KAP candidate for Callide Robbie Radel and his wife Michelle, Mr Katter then met with some residents in Gin Gin.
Matters discussed included the increasing electricity prices and the possibility of cashless welfare cards and the impact they would have on small business.
The group then headed to Coalstoun Lakes where Mr Katter saw peanuts being threshed and met with members of the Coalstoun Lakes Development Group.
The group highlighted their hopes for the region if farmers could access funding for an irrigation scheme.
Mr Radel said Mr Katter was impressed by the presentation and said the area had enormous potential.
The Coalstoun Lakes Development Group presented Mr Katter with a copy of their submission seeking feasibility funding to progress their irrigation scheme of Coalstoun Lakes.
Development group president Garry Seabrook said time was short but the group was able to outline what they wanted to achieve in the district.
“Even though it was a flying visit at least he came and saw us,” he said.
“This is more than others have.”
The final stop on Mr Katter’s visit was the main street of Biggenden where he spoke to business owners.
Despite the time constraints, Mr Katter found time to try a Biggenden pie, labelling it the best pie he’d ever had.
“I’ll definitely be back for another one,” he said.
Mr Radel said it was good to see a political leader in the local area.
“This visit follows a number of others from state party leader Robbie Katter,” Mr Radel said.
For more details about the Coalstoun Lakes Development Group, head to cnbtimes.com.au.
QUICK VISIT: Coalstoun Lakes peanut farmers Gary Hunter and Steve Marshall show Katter Party candidate for Callide Robbie Radel and party leader Bob Katter peanuts being threshed.