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.