Jen­nifer Whit­ney

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

IF HON­OURED with re-elec­tion to a se­cond term as mayor of Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil, I will con­tinue in my ef­forts over the past four years to im­prove our re­gion’s recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties and eco­nomic growth.

I am the only may­oral can­di­date with proven ex­pe­ri­ence in in­fra­struc­ture de­liv­ery and I’m proud to be stand­ing on my track record of suc­cess in this vi­tal area.

I fought tooth and nail to se­cure State Govern­ment fund­ing for the multi-mil­lion dol­lar Whis­per Bay Break­wa­ter and boat ramp upgrade and, if I am cho­sen to rep­re­sent our re­gion for a fur­ther four years, I’ll keep work­ing with the Fed­eral and State Gov­ern­ments to make sure our re­gion has the in­fra­struc­ture it needs and de­serves for growth and de­vel­op­ment.

I en­sured the coun­cil bud­get for this fi­nan­cial year also in­cludes funds for a new stinger net at Bowen, a $400,000 revitalisation of the Air­lie Beach Fore­shore, plus fund­ing for new bar­beque and $30,000 walk­ing track in Collinsville.

Dur­ing the com­ing term of coun­cil, I will ex­plore op­tions to con­struct an all-weather boat ramp at Shute Har­bour, as well as progress work on the pro­posed Black­cur­rant Is­land Boat Ramp at Dingo Beach. The bud­get I de­liv­ered for the 2015–16 fi­nan­cial year in­cludes fund­ing for in­ves­ti­gat­ing this boat ramp, which would be a ter­rific as­set for our coastal com­mu­ni­ties if de­liv­ered.

I look for­ward to de­liv­er­ing a bet­ter fu­ture for our re­gion with re­al­is­tic, achiev­able de­vel­op­ment and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties, pro­vid­ing an im­proved life­style for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

Jen­nifer Whit­ney.

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