Scott McDonell

Central Queensland News - - NEWS | CHRC BY-ELECTION -

SCOTT McDonell is de­ter­mined to lower rates, stim­u­late op­por­tu­ni­ties for busi­nesses in the re­gion and at­tract new in­vestors to the area.

Mr McDonell said it was vi­tal the coun­cil “gets se­ri­ous” about low­er­ing rates, which were sti­fling growth in busi­ness and in­hibit­ing busi­nesses from be­ing com­pet­i­tive.

He said coun­cil over­heads were too high and the pro­gres­sion of in­fra­struc­ture in the re­gion was not sus­tain­able.

“We were promised rates re­lief. This was the key re­quest of the CHRC elec­tors at the last elec­tion and that has not been de­liv­ered,” he said.

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