Fighting for Flynn: MP
Mayor calls on O’Dowd to visit Burnett
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.”