DISGRACEFUL roads, paltry mine worker accommodation, flailing health services and strategic cropping land issues.
They are the big problems plaguing Central Queensland and will dominate the agenda Gregory MP Vaughan Johnson will work on with Campbell Newman.
Inspired by his knowledge and understanding of the region, Mr Johnson’s support for the LNP leader is “iron-clad” as the campaign for the premiership gets underway.
With his nomination submitted and an eye on the LNP frontbench, Mr Johnson said he would continue to fight for regional Queensland.
“I spoke to him about the medical services in the Central region, specifically about getting a new hospital in Blackwater to cater for the needs of the people there and to ensure the ongoing viability of medical services,” Mr Johnson said.
“I told him I will not waiver my position on strategic cropping land.
“Road and rail infrastructure and the importance of the local issues confronting local councils, amalgamations and higher rates increases being imposed on local producers was another issue.
“I addressed the battery-hen type accommodation for mine workers and these are issues that aren’t going away.”
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