Fight­ing for Flynn: MP

Mayor calls on O’Dowd to visit Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Philippe Co­querand­

FLYNN MP Ken O’Dowd has reaf­firmed his sup­port for the North Bur­nett af­ter fail­ing to men­tion the district in his news­let­ter last week.

Mr O’Dowd re­sponded to com­ments from North Bur­nett Mayor Rachel Cham­bers who was left dis­ap­pointed when the North Bur­nett was left out of the news­let­ter.

“I was ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed by the lack of North Bur­nett con­tent in Mr O'Dowd's news­let­ter,” Cr Cham­bers said.

In re­sponse, Mr O’Dowd said he would con­tinue to push for fund­ing for com­mu­nity projects within the re­gion.

“(Cr Cham­bers) men­tioned a cou­ple of the very good projects I am cur­rently work­ing on, in­clud­ing the $20 mil­lion Wide Bay Jobs Pack­age and Mo­bile Blackspot Pro­gram. Both of these will have a di­rect ef­fect on the North Bur­nett,” Mr O’Dowd said.

He said he was tak­ing is­sues se­ri­ously and would con­tinue to work on se­cur­ing the bor­ders in the North Bur­nett.

“Within the news­let­ter I spoke of a num­ber of ac­tions the gov­ern­ment is tak­ing that North Bur­nett res­i­dents are very pas­sion­ate about. Se­cur­ing our bor­ders, im­prov­ing our Aged Care fa­cil­i­ties and im­ple­ment­ing the roll-out of the NDIS, driv­ing jobs through our cor­po­rate tax plan and re­gional jobs and in­no­va­tion pro­grams, and en­sur­ing our kids are looked af­ter with gen­uine needs-based fund­ing for their schools,” he said.

Cr Cham­bers called on the Flynn MP to come and visit the North Bur­nett.

“My job as mayor of the North Bur­nett is to make sure the peo­ple of the North Bur­nett are rep­re­sented in the best pos­si­ble way at all lev­els of gov­ern­ment.”

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