LNP candidate for Flynn Ken O’Dowd meets with Biggenden residents Chris Holder and Albert Jones during his visit on Tuesday.
LNP candidate for Flynn Ken O’Dowd meets with Biggenden residents Chris Holder and Albert Jones during his visit on Tuesday. SUBMITTED

Regional election heats up

LNP candidate for Flynn Ken O'Dowd has toured through the region this week taking in Gayndah, Mundubbera, Biggenden and Gin Gin.

But Member for Flynn Chris Trevor has not been far behind, also touring the regions.

Mr O'Dowd said he enjoyed stopping around the towns and “getting a feel” for the places.

“People have mainly told me that they just want to see the towns continue to prosper,” he said.

“They want to see infrastructure programs going to the towns but want it assured the locals will get the jobs.”

He said towns were disappointed after the Building the Education Revolution that jobs to build school halls, material and labour were not sourced locally.

Mr O'Dowd is expected to make an announcement regarding the Bruce Highway next week.

Mr Trevor said he hoped the LNP's announcement next week included confirmation they would fund the southern approach to Gin Gin.

“Tony Abbott has so far ducked the questions from the media for funding this vital project and he needs to end this charade,” Mr Trevor said.

“Federal Labor has committed $20 million to the southern approach project with design and planning work well under way.”



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