Leader of The Nationals in the Senate, Ron Boswell, will next week visit communities in Central Western Queensland to meet with local community groups and councils.
“I will be visiting Barcaldine and Blackall on Tuesday, moving to Tambo and Longreach on Wednesday before arriving in Aramac and Winton on Thursday,” Senator Boswell said.
“I am then meeting with the Council in Alpha on Friday before returning via Emerald to Brisbane on Friday afternoon.
Senator Boswell said that his schedule included examining several proposed community-based projects that are pursuing federal funding to assist them along, and meeting with local Councils on the subject of Queensland local government forced amalgamations.
“This visit is an opportunity for me to meet with local people in these important Central Western Queensland Communities and see first hand the projects and proposals that they are putting forward to continue building local communities and attract investment through tourism and other avenues,” Senator Boswell said.
“I also welcome the opportunity to discuss the recently announced Regional Telecommunications review, and other issues that are at the forefront of the minds of community leaders in the Central West.
“There are many projects that are being pursued by the Central Queensland Area Consultative Committee and which I will be providing assistance with following my visit.
“I am always keen to see local projects first hand so that I can better argue on behalf of communities when going to secure funding for them in Canberra.
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