Mayors take fight for fair regional deal to Herbert
The nine mayors from North West Queensland took their fight for a fair regional deal to the electorate of Herbert with a clear message for candidates - a strong Townsville, needs a strong North West Queensland.
The mayors chose to meet in Townsville (9-10 May) inviting parties and candidates to take a final opportunity to formally respond to their request for a better regional deal before the Federal Election.
Over the last six months, NWQROC has called on the Government, Opposition and Cross Bench to commit to our Six-Point Plan for a better regional deal. During our visit to Townsville NWQROC met with representatives from Labor, the Coalition, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party, United Australia Party and Katter’s Australian Party.
From here we will finalise and make public our assessment of what they will do to deliver a strong North West, and ultimately a strong Townsville.
We know many people in the electorate of Herbert do care about their neighbours in the North West and that is so important to us and they can play a part in helping us to get the politicians to listen. We know many people in Herbert do have sympathy with their neighbours and understand that a strong Townsville needs a strong region - not just as we recover from devastating flooding, but into the future.
FORMAL RESPONSES TO OUR SIX-POINT PLAN
KATTER'S AUSTRALIAN PARTY
Read the Katter's Australian Party response to our Six-Point Plan