NWQROC puts North West Queensland on the agenda in Canberra
North West Queensland was put firmly in the political spotlight as community leaders met with representatives and launched their first election campaign platform in Canberra 26-27 November 2018.
The delegation included the mayors from Carpentaria Shire Council, Burke Shire Council, Cloncurry Shire Council, Flinders Shire Council, McKinlay Shire Council, Mount Isa City Council and Richmond Shire Council, together with NWQROC Executive Officer, Greg Hoffman PSM.
Chair of the North West Regional Organisation of Councils, Mayor Jack Bawden led the delegation. The group united to ensure a strategic, collective voice was heard on the national stage and to make sure their communities and local businesses stay productive for the future.
“We were congratulated on our approach with the platform well received as clear, concise and focused,” Cr Bawden said.
“The politicians we met from government, opposition and cross-bench welcomed a regional approach. This not only gives them an insight into our region but also pinpoints what we want. Our regional approach has provided them with a clear framework for delivery of a regional plan.
“We’re pleased to note another positive outcome was the politicians and staffers commenting on their improved understanding of the positive impact our region has on the national economy.