Candidates leave local council in the dark
LOCKYER Valley Regional Council has a wishlist for the next federal government, but just one Wright candidate has made the effort to contact them.
Mayor Tanya Milligan said independent candidate for Wright Innes Larkin was the only one to introduce himself and further understand the priorities of the Lockyer Valley.
Water, road safety, flood mitigation and monitoring infrastructure projects are just a few of the priorities the council want addressed by the next federal government.
Katter’s Australian Party candidate Matthew Tomlinson said he would make an effort to contact the council before the election, but hadn’t yet had the time.
Mr Tomlinson said he prioritised meeting with farmers and community members while campaigning and working full-time, but the council would be his next stop.
Conservative National candidate Rod Smith said he didn’t intend to contact the council. He said they could contact him if they wished.
In the council’s wishlist, the council outlined intentions to work with the federal government to ensure the Australian Rail Track Corporation Inland Rail project was monitored.
“There are concerns and uncertainty in the community over the proposals for planned alignments,” the wishlist read.
The council urged the next federal government to monitor impacts and compensate accordingly.