HMAS To­bruk needs your vote to sink

Isis Town and Country - - News -

MEM­BER for Hin­kler Keith Pitt is call­ing on res­i­dents to join the fight to show the Fed­eral and State gov­ern­mentS that Wide Bay is the ideal rest­ing place for ex-HMAS To­bruk.

The de­ci­sion on ex-HMAS To­bruk will be made soon and we don’t want it sunk in the south.

Mr Pitt has been fight­ing to bring ex-HMAS To­bruk to Wide Bay since he was elected in 2013.

Mr Pitt has launched an on­line pe­ti­tion to show just how much sup­port there is in the com­mu­nity.

Head to www.go pe­ti­­ti­tions/ dont-let-ex-hmas-to­brukget-sunk-in-the-south.html and sign up.

Let’s show how much we want this dive wreck right here in Hin­kler.

“Hav­ing ex-HMAS To­bruk as a dive wreck will bring not only jobs, but a much-needed boost to the econ­omy, and most im­por­tantly, a bet­ter fu­ture for our chil­dren. That’s why I won’t give up this fight,” Mr Pitt said.

Ex-HMAS To­bruk sunk in Wide Bay waters would add vi­tal tourism in­fra­struc­ture to the re­gion, and add to our mil­i­tary his­tory. Bund­aberg has the Rats of To­bruk me­mo­rial and the ad­di­tion of a mighty ves­sel like ex-HMAS To­bruk would com­ple­ment the Fraser Coast mil­i­tary trail. An ex-HMAS To­bruk dive site has po­ten­tial to con­trib­ute up to $4m a year to the lo­cal econ­omy.

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