Mayor keen to brief candidates
MAYOR Brad Carter wants to brief State Government election hopefuls on a number of critical key issues facing Rockhampton as their campaigns come into full swing.
Cr Brad Carter said it was vital that these issues be identified during the state election campaign and be considered by each and every candidate as well as their leaders.
“I am prepared to meet with all state candidates in the Rockhampton Regional Council area and political party leaders to provide a briefing on the needs of the Rockhampton Regional Council,” Cr Carter said.
“However, I will not be drawn into debate about the qualities of candidates or the debate around the quality of party leadership - I remain committed to representing the interests of the residents and ratepayers of this great region in an objective and impartial manner.
“I will maintain an independent position and will not be publicly supporting or endorsing candidates.
“However, in the interests of the region, I do reserve the right to comment on various policies, initiatives and planned projects that may emerge as part of the state election campaign.”