Services need for Flynn seat
FEDERAL Member for Flynn Chris Trevor has assured voters he is committed to his decision to vie for re-election.
“I'll be here for a long, long time, subject to the will of the people of course,” he said.
“I went into this job not for the career but for community and we've got a lot of good things still left to be done.”
Mr Trevor admitted the leadership spill at the end of June had affected him but he was determined to move forward.
He was out and about in the electorate yesterday with a morning visit to Gayndah before returning to Gladstone to meet with Minister for Sustainable Population Tony Burke.
LNP candidate for Flynn Ken O'Dowd was out and about meeting residents in the Miriam Vale and Agnes Water areas yesterday.
Mr O'Dowd said he had not planned to talk to residents about the push to build a high school at Agnes Water but was aware of the issue.
“I will support it if it delivers quality education to our kids; as long as they can get quality education that's all that matters,” he said.
He said he had previously had conversations with the committee pushing for the high school and with people in Rosedale.
Mr Trevor said he had long been a supporter of the proposed high school.
“I've attended many meetings and we've had an active interest in what the community wants with the high school there,” he said.
As well as the high school Mr Trevor said he would be putting his support behind the Monto community's push for a migrant detention centre in the area.
“I know the Monto and District Ratepayers are supportive of the idea but it's a question of whether the wider community is also keen to see it built,” he said.
Mr O'Dowd said the push for a detention centre showed the community was struggling.
“The people of Monto have said to me that they are desperate as a town and would do anything just to keep it viable. If you don't have hospital services, or postal services then there is nothing there to keep people and the town will die.”