Councillor Clark to run again for large Division 5
COUNCILLOR Dave Clark says he still has the energy and passion to run for Division 5 again in the upcoming local elections.
“(And) I’m really hoping to make a difference this time,” he said.
Running for Division 5, Cr Clark said he was passionate about the Bowen area, being a local himself.
“I’ve been in Bowen all my life and I want to get council back to providing good quality services again, the simple things that people expect and are entitled to, like parks and gardens,” he said.
“I also want to upgrade the sewage treatment plant and see areas that aren’t already connected, sewered.”
Cr Clark promised he would work tirelessly for the region.
“We need to create more jobs; unemployment is at an all time high here in Bowen so I want to ensure that all the councillors are on board for projects in Bowen, like the Abbot Point expansion. That will create some of the jobs we need,” he said.
Cr Clark’s passion is not limited to Bowen and, during his time in council, he has helped formulate the sewage treatment plant upgrades for Cannonvale and Proserpine, along with plans to revitalise the Airlie Beach main street.
“When you’re brought up here, you like to see your home town do well.
“We have plenty projects up and running that will help bring more visitors to the area and when the tourism industry is doing well it has a flow-on effect, and the whole town does well,” he said.
Also on his list is to lessen the burden on ratepayers: “We need to give the pensioners a discount on their rates, they’re doing it tougher than most.
“The 10% discount is used to lessen the burden on our elderly ratepayers,” he said.
Cr Clark looks forward to the election and continuing to serve the community.
RUNNING AGAIN: Cr Dave Clark