Our Keppel, Our Future group liaising with ministers
THE MESSAGE of the Our Keppel, Our Future campaign group has been well and truly heard with a video recently posted by the group reaching 80,000 people on social media.
Campaign director Karla McPhail said the group's numbers have continued to grow in recent weeks with more and more people sharing the vision for Great Keppel Island. "We had a meeting yesterday morning and we had some new faces which was great to see," she said.
"The group is still very passionate about moving forward and there's a number of different members of the group liaising with members of parliament to get our message across."
Group member and Yeppoon resident, Juanita-Weston Wright wrote an open letter to the Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt which reached 80,000 people.
"We're uploading open letters to ministers of cabinet every few days on our website just trying to get our message in front of them and out in the public."
Rod Clark, CEO of Hinchinbrook council attended yesterday's meeting and talked extensively about the recovery of Innisfail after floods and cyclones, relevant following the impacts of Cyclone Marcia.
"He was very supportive in our lobbying to the government and showed documentation that supports our stance for GKI."
The group's next meeting is in two weeks, with members of cabinet invited.