Northern-based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald is concentrating on the North-west in the first week since a double dissolution election was confirmed for July 2. He was in Mt Isa today as part of a five day road trip through western and North-west Queensland.
Senator Macdonald said he welcomed the opportunity to hear first-hand some of the main concerns and issues facing those living in the local community.
“Today, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with a number of small business people and the North West Chamber of Commerce,” Senator Macdonald said.
“I have also met again with MITEZ (Mt Isa to Townsville Economic Zone) CEO Glen Graham and discussed a range of issues involving significant infrastructure projects for the region.”
Senator Macdonald said he was pleased meet the new Mayor, Cr Joyce McCulloch, who was keen to share some of the priorities of the newly-elected Mt Isa Regional Council.
“I am very impressed with Mt Isa’s choice of a new Mayor and think that we will be able to work together to benefit Mt Isa.
“I was encouraged by my meeting with the Mt Isa Health and Hospital Board and appreciate very much the work of a great team of health professionals who I had the privilege to meet today.
“Another common theme I’ve heard today is the need for a federal member who listens and is prepared to fight for their community.
“Jonathan Pavetto, the endorsed LNP candidate for Kennedy, has already made his first visit to the North-west and as one who is young, enthusiastic, intelligent and a good listener, will make a wonderful representative for Kennedy and provide a strong voice in Government.”
Senator Macdonald travels to Cloncurry this evening, where he will meet up with new Mayor Greg Campbell tomorrow, before continuing on to Julia Creek and Richmond later in the day, and on to Winton and Longreach later in the week.