Livingstone Shire Council candidate Adam Belot plans to paddle from paddle from Keppel Island back to the mainland as he prepares to connect the Beach to the Bush - an innovative way to connect the dots across the very broad Livingstone Shire. Photo: Contributed.
Livingstone Shire Council candidate Adam Belot plans to paddle from paddle from Keppel Island back to the mainland as he prepares to connect the Beach to the Bush - an innovative way to connect the dots across the very broad Livingstone Shire. Photo: Contributed. Contributed

Livingstone candidate Belot paddles campaign message

STANDING on Farnborough Beach during the central Queensland Boardriders Club Meet, Adam Belot looked across to Great Keppel Island and felt inspired.

Mr Belot is one of the 27 nominated to run for the new Livingstone Shire Council and, at the weekend, came up with the innovative way to show the community he was serious about his campaign.

Today Mr Belot will paddle in a tandem kayak from Great Keppel Island to Yeppoon, joined by vice president of the Cap Coast Sea Kayakers Club and Farnborough store owner Tim Morris - so he feels safe, as he has never kayaked in his life.

Mr Belot's brother Jason and several other sea kayakers' members will also take part in the 14km crossing, which they were anticipating to take between three to four hours.

The building contractor and family man said the crossing was a representation of connecting the beach to the bush.

"The Livingstone Shire is so diverse and it has both and this is a small attempt which I hope shows I want to connect the two and show how both are so important to the region," Mr Belot said.

Mr Belot will attend the Livingstone candidates' forum at the Yeppoon Town Hall, from 5.30-8.30pm.



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