Bur­dekin tilt is a ‘huge ad­van­tage’

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Ja­cob Wil­son ja­cob.wil­son@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

WITH state elec­torate bound­aries fi­nalised and a Queens­land elec­tion im­mi­nent, it is “busi­ness as usual” Mike Brunker who has been of­fi­cially en­dorsed to run for the seat of Bur­dekin.

The seat of Bur­dekin has re­tained its name, de­spite a pro­posal in­di­cat­ing it could have been re­named McMaster.

Cr Brunker said re­gard­less of whether he won against LNP in­cum­bent Dale Last or One Na­tion can­di­date Sam Cox, min­i­mal dis­rup­tion would be caused to his cur­rent coun­cil role rep­re­sent­ing Bowen.

“There will al­ways be some­one there to stick their hand up,” he said.

“I think (coun­cil) can see the ad­van­tage if I win to be able to work with a state mem­ber that is a fel­low coun­cil­lor, it would be a huge ad­van­tage for the coun­cil.”

Cr Brunker said his min­ing back­ground would be an as­set in terms of help­ing small com­mu­ni­ties within the elec­torate such as Collinsville.

PHOTO: PETER CAR­RUTHERS

BUSI­NESS AS USUAL: Cr Mike Brunker is not con­cerned about dis­rup­tion to his coun­cil role.

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