Mayor Margaret Strelow.
Mayor Margaret Strelow. Allan Reinikka ROK130918astrelow

Rockhampton Mayor calls for a Day of Action to be held in CQ

ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council Mayor Margaret Strelow is calling for a Day of Action to champion the region be held in Central Queensland.

Cr Strelow will be joined by chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council Ian Macfarlane on Tuesday at Rockhampton's City Hall where they will host a meeting of local politicians and businesses to discuss the proposed Day of Action.

The Day of Action would aim to publicly seek the support of other levels of government for not only the Adani Carmichael Mine project and other major projects in the pipeline, but also greater action to recognise the significant contribution and importance of regional cities and communities at both a state and national level.

She said the event had been in the planning stage for some time but they were waiting for the federal election result to get the fine-tuning right.

It's believed the Day of Action will be held as soon as this Friday and that it will include launching a petition.

Earlier today, Adani called on the State Government to "listen" to the people of CQ following a resounding federal election swing against Labor in the mining heartland.

This followed Premier Annastacia Palasczuk and Treasurer Jackie Trad rejecting accusations that their handling of the Adani project had been a major factor in the Queensland federal election outcome



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