Wayne Firns

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1. I would try to use the her­itage ap­peal to in­crease tourism in the area.

If we could in­crease tourism to our area, it would also have the added bonus of ad­di­tional jobs.

2. The CBD has many prob­lems in at­tract­ing peo­ple back into it. Poor de­ci­sions in the past have cre­ated prob­lems with traf­fic and park­ing, as well as the men­tal­ity of hav­ing peo­ple shop out­side the city area.

I be­lieve com­mu­nity in­put is vi­tal to try to cor­rect this.

3. Is­sue one is traf­fic con­ges­tion through­out the CBD.

This is a prob­lem that needs think­ing out­side the square. One thing is for sure.

The State and Fed­eral gov­ern­ments NEED to get off their back­sides and pro­vide funds for an­other bridge over the Bre­mer River.

This is­sue has been around since I can re­mem­ber and that's at least 47 years.

Is­sue two is the state of foot­paths. They are dis­gust­ing. Twenty plus years of ne­glect will do that I sup­pose. The coun­cil needs to get back to do­ing coun­cil work, not try­ing to be a cor­po­ra­tion.

I would be push­ing to level out foot­paths to make them safe to walk on in­stead of peo­ple hav­ing to walk and push prams and wheel­chairs on the roads.

Is­sue three is the im­age Ip­swich coun­cil has.

A number of ar­rests and charges lately have se­verely tar­nished our rep­u­ta­tion. I would be hop­ing to re­ally push for an open in­quiry into past deal­ings and re­move any and all of those who have done the wrong thing.

❝I would be push­ing to level out foot­paths to make them safe to walk on — Wayne Firns

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