LNP is ‘the only cred­i­ble party’

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

LNP can­di­date Colin Boyce was cheer­ing for joy when he found out the elec­tion was called at the week­end.

“It was a re­lief to fi­nally have an elec­tion date an­nounced by Premier Palaszczuk. La­bor have been in elec­tion cam­paign mode for months,” Mr Boyce said.

The mar­ried fa­ther of three has lived and worked in the Ta­room dis­trict for more than 30 years.

“I was a coun­cil­lor on the Ta­room Shire Coun­cil prior to amal­ga­ma­tions,” he said.

“At Ta­room I run a beef cat­tle and farm­ing prop­erty.

“I am a qual­i­fied boil­er­maker and run a small en­gi­neer­ing work­shop with my two sons.”

Mr Boyce also has a back­ground in other sec­tors.

“Re­cently I spent sev­eral years work­ing in the gas in­dus­try as a pipe welder, in par­tic­u­lar the CSG gas pipe­lines to Cur­tis Is­land,” he said.

“I have also worked for many years as an earth­mov­ing con­trac­tor in min­ing, gas and agri­cul­ture.

“Off-farm in­come has been an in­te­gral part of me be­ing able to pur­chase my own ru­ral prop­erty and to build on this agri­cul­tural busi­ness.”

Stand­ing for one of the ma­jor par­ties, Mr Boyce is con­fi­dent LNP can move the re­gion for­ward.

“Only the LNP has a plan for re­gional Queens­land,” he said.

“In­clud­ing our eco­nomic plan re­leased this week, the LNP has so far re­leased 58 pos­i­tive poli­cies for Queens­land, which will cre­ate jobs, drive down the cost of liv­ing, sup­port fam­i­lies, and foster safe and live­able com­mu­ni­ties.”

Mr Boyce said LNP would in­vest in some key projects.

“The LNP will in­vest in the roads, bridges and dams that Queens­land needs to get mov­ing again, and we will bring back our

$500 mil­lion Roy­al­ties for Re­gions pro­gram to en­sure that re­gions get their fair share of wealth they cre­ate for our state.

“Callide is an eco­nomic pow­er­house for the state.

“In com­ing weeks, the LNP will be an­nounc­ing a num­ber of fully-funded com­mit­ments for the peo­ple of Callide.”

With three weeks un­til the polls, Mr Boyce said he was not tak­ing any­thing for granted.

“I have been out and about around Callide for four months talk­ing to the lo­cals and be­com­ing fa­mil­iar with the dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties and dif­fer­ent is­sues,” he said.

“LNP is the only cred­i­ble party that has a plan for re­gional Queens­land and can ac­tu­ally de­liver govern­ment.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BIG PLANS: Colin Boyce with his wife Terri and chil­dren.

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