Qld elections bring change


Queensland council elections bring new leadership and infrastructure ideas to the table

Qld elections bring change
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident the new mayors and councillors will embrace their roles

New mayors and councillors in regional Queensland should help reinvigorate infrastructure planning and bring new public transport focused projects to fruition.

Local body elections held throughout Queensland saw Graham Quirk retain his role as Lord Mayor of Brisbane and resulted in new mayors in a number of key regional Queensland towns earlier this month.

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident the new mayors and councillors will embrace their roles with gusto and help regional Queensland progress key projects to help meet growth and stimulate the economy.

"I congratulate the new and re-elected mayors and councillors across the state and reaffirm my government's commitment to work with them," she says.

"My government has always had a constructive relationship with local government and I am determined that we will continue to work closely with councils across the state."

The Queensland Government reaffirmed its commitment to work constructively with the state's 77 local governments, particularly to create jobs and deliver beneficial infrastructure.

Queensland’s unemployment rate has fallen by about 1 per cent, since former premier Campbell Newman was replaced by Palaszczuk.

"My government is determined to create new jobs, attract new investment and establish new industries in Queensland," Palaszczuk says.

"My Government and local councils will be partners in progress for Queensland, we need to seize the opportunities to generate new jobs and ensure we get the backing from the Federal Government on infrastructure."

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