Wade Rothery - Candidate for Keppel
"Keppel has rapidly increased its appeal to families and retirees, keen to embrace a community lifestyle. That’s why my wife and I chose to raise our two youngest children in Yeppoon.
While the expansion of our population is inevitable, Keppel is projected to exceed the average growth rate for Queensland by 100% and requires a Member of Parliament who will guide development in line with community expectations.
My goal is to reinvigorate tourism, manufacturing, industry, and local jobs by reducing excessive government fees and charges, and the unnecessary hurdles business face.
I will encourage new business opportunities to our region, including technology-based call centres that would amplify flexible employment opportunities for people with disabilities, single parents, and our young people.
Great Keppel Island and mainland tourism projects will be given my immediate attention to fast track their approval processes.
Community events like Festival of the Wind, the Cooee Competition, and Pine Fest will be bolstered with additional government support to boost local events. As our region grows, so too does our need to fast track a high school for Emu Park students.
We must also improve rural roads with the necessary funding provided to the local council.
I commit to taking an active, bipartisan approach to lifting the prosperity of Keppel and look forward to your support at this October Queensland election."