Sign of inaction?

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS OPINION -

MAYBE Andrew Pow­ell should visit more ar­eas in his elec­torate then he would know that his signs started be­ing de­faced two weeks ago.

As a reg­u­lar trav­eller be­tween Cam­broon and Maleny I have seen pink adorn­ments to his signs ap­pear since the elec­tion was called.

Driv­ing to Bris­bane early on Satur­day there was more of the same.

While I don’t con­done the van­dal­ism, maybe it is more a “sign” of his inaction as a state mem­ber both in gov­ern­ment and op­po­si­tion, es­pe­cially for the outer reaches of his elec­torate, than be­ing tar­geted by his op­po­nents

Three years ago he promised to cam­paign for a mo­bile phone tower in our area so we could get phone re­cep­tion. He sent out sur­veys, gave us the rhetoric.

We’re still wait­ing. We’ve been told it is com­ing but that is what we’ve been told for more than 15 years.

For more than 10 years we have been wait­ing for road­work to widen the one-lane, pot-holed goat track past Conon­dale head­ing to Ke­nil­worth.

It is one of the main tourist en­trances to Ke­nil­worth and the Conon­dale Na­tional Park with a host of trav­ellers tow­ing car­a­vans and camper-trail­ers.

As is, it is a haz­ardous drive for Pow­ell’s con­stituents let alone a dis­in­cen­tive for pa­trons of busi­nesses and farm­ers try­ing to make a liv­ing in the elec­torate. Lots of prom­ises, a short-term grad­ing and a po­lice en­force­ment bay is what we re­ceived.

When he was in gov­ern­ment we in the boon docks re­ceived even less. — JOANNE SCOTT Cam­broon

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