Coun­cil­lor Clark to run again for large Divi­sion 5

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.


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