POLL: Vote for Rocky’s biggest council election issue
THERE are a number of pressing issues around the Rockhampton region for both voters and aspiring candidates to consider going into next weekend's Local Government Election.
To narrow things down, The Morning Bulletin has called on our readers to vote in our comprehensive poll below to tell us what they regarded as the region's key priorities.
What is the key issue for Rockhampton Regional Council candidates to address in the local government election?
This poll ended on 27 March 2020.
Keeping rate rises at or below CPI
Supporting local businesses to grow, create and protect jobs
Attracting new business/industry to the area
Delivering new infrastructure projects and facilities
Reviving the CBD
Reducing Council debt
Improving the region’s roads, intersections, footpaths
Delivering the South Rockhampton flood levee
Stopping the South Rockhampton flood levee
Creating new tourism opportunities
Reducing water charges
Raising the barrage to increase water security
Upgrading Rockhampton Airport to international flights
Improving the region’s waste collection and management
Fixing or modifying Council’s local laws
Developing a youth engagement strategy to combat juvenile crime
Improving local parks, playgrounds and sporting fields
Addressing the region’s pests including deer and weeds
Doing more to reduce crime
Shifting the rail line out of town
Supporting the construction of a major sports stadium
Doing more to help the less fortunate, disengaged and homeless
Greater support for sporting and community organisations
Better communication and consultation between Council and the community
Improving drainage and flood mitigation
Extending Rockhampton’s boundaries to take in fringe Livingstone suburbs of Glenlee, Rockyview and Glendale
Upgrading the Mt Archer National Park to allow more adventure sports /activities
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.